Team

MEGAN BROKENBOROUGH

MEGAN BROKENBOROUGH

Administrative Associate, Fund for Shared Insight

megan@fundforsharedinsight.org

Megan is an independent consultant working as Fund for Shared Insight’s administrative associate, providing overall and project-based support services to the management team. She has experience in administrative-assistance, events-coordinating, and operations-management roles in a variety of settings, including the fashion, healthcare, and news-media industries.

REYNIDE DUBREUS

REYNIDE DUBREUS

Community Manager and Product Analyst, Listen4Good

reynide@fundforsharedinsight.org

Reynide is community manager and product analyst for Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good. She is an independent consultant monitoring user engagement and development of online interactive products. Most recently, Reynide served as a research consultant supporting go-to-market strategies, audience research, and creation of marketing and communications content. She has experience working alongside healthcare, philanthropic, and pop-culture organizations.

ANGELA HALL

ANGELA HALL

Data Analyst, Listen4Good

angela@fundforsharedinsight.org

Angela brings experience in analyzing data sets obtained from small- and large-scale surveys. She is enthusiastic about how data can help to discover insights and establish indicators that can be tracked over time. Angela is passionate about education, as well as economic and workforce development. She has worked in these areas within the nonprofit, government, and academic sectors in the United States and abroad.

PENELOPE HUANG

PENELOPE HUANG

Feedback Research Portfolio Manager, Fund for Shared Insight

penny@fundforsharedinsight.org

Penelope is the feedback research portfolio manager for Fund for Shared Insight. Consulting in the social sector for nearly 15 years, she amplifies the impact of programs, initiatives, and organizations that are committed to addressing critical issues in our communities around social justice, equity, and the yawning economic divide. Her work also supports elevating the voices and experiences of people who are most under-resourced and under-represented. With her expertise in program evaluation, needs assessment, strategic planning, and nonprofit consulting, coupled with her decade-long experience practicing and teaching research, Penelope brings a measured balance of academic rigor and real-world feasibility to Shared Insight’s applied-research endeavors.

LINDSAY AUSTIN LOUIE

LINDSAY AUSTIN LOUIE

Strategic Adviser, Fund for Shared Insight

LLouie@hewlett.org

Lindsay is the program officer for Philanthropy Grantmaking at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In that capacity, she leads two grantmaking strategies focused on increasing philanthropic effectiveness: (1) Knowledge Creation and Dissemination, and (2) the Hewlett Foundation’s participation in Fund for Shared Insight. Prior to joining Hewlett in 2013, Lindsay served as executive director of the Silicon Valley Venture Fund (SV2), and ran business development for Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.

ALEX MCKINNON

ALEX MCKINNON

Project Manager, Listen4Good

alex@fundforsharedinsight.org

Alex is a project manager of Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative. She is an independent consultant focused on community management and nonprofit performance evaluation. Previously, Alex provided strategic analysis and landscape reporting for a nonprofit consulting firm in San Francisco. She also spent two years as a project manager on the mobile product team at Airbnb.

MICHELLE MENGEL

MICHELLE MENGEL

Program Manager, Fund for Shared Insight

michelle@fundforsharedinsight.org

Michelle is the program manager for Fund for Shared Insight. In this capacity, she supports a broad range of operational and programmatic activities. Michelle is an independent consultant to nonprofits and foundations specializing in financial analysis, operations, and evaluation. Previously, she worked for 10 years as a community development practitioner for the Washington, DC Local Initiatives Support Corporation (DC LISC). During her 10 years at LISC, she provided strategic grants, loans, and resource brokering to community based organizations in Washington, DC. While at LISC, she also helped publish the book “Becoming What We Can Be, Stories of Community Development in Washington DC”, a 30 year retrospective of community development in the nation’s capital.

RICK MOYERS

RICK MOYERS

Communications Director, Fund for Shared Insight

rick@fundforsharedinsight.org

As communications director, Rick is responsible for developing and executing communications strategies to support Fund for Shared Insight’s goals, which include expanding the number of nonprofits and funders who use beneficiary feedback to inform and improve their work and building a stronger feedback field nationally. After serving as vice president for programs and communications at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation from 2010 to 2017, Rick launched an independent consulting practice focused on philanthropy. Before joining Meyer in 2003, Rick was executive director of the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations and held senior management positions at BoardSource. Rick co-authored the Daring to Lead 2006 and 2011 national studies of nonprofit executive leadership, and is a columnist for The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

VALERIE THRELFALL

VALERIE THRELFALL

Managing Director, Listen4Good

valerie@fundforsharedinsight.org

Valerie is managing director of Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative. She is an independent consultant focused on strategy development and performance measurement design for nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Valerie served as founding director of the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) YouthTruth Project, scaling the project from an idea to a nationally recognized survey and data analysis organization capturing youth perspectives. More than 85 percent of participating educators report using the student feedback gathered through YouthTruth to inform their programmatic and policy decisions. Prior to joining CEP, Valerie was part of the core business team that built a successful start-up biotechnology company, Momenta Pharmaceuticals (publicly traded, $750MM at peak).

JEFF TIELL

JEFF TIELL

Engagement Manager, Fund for Shared Insight

jeff@fundforsharedinsight.org

As Fund for Shared Insight’s funder engagement manager, Jeff promotes the collaborative’s work, increasing the number of philanthropy partners and deepening their commitment to high-quality feedback practices and listening to the voices of those least heard. An independent consultant, Jeff previously served as a program officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, providing support and guidance to a portfolio of grantees advancing meaning, connection, and purpose within the Jewish education sector. Jeff also has experience in community development, social and systems change, and addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

MELINDA TUAN

MELINDA TUAN

Managing Director, Fund for Shared Insight

melinda@fundforsharedinsight.org

Melinda is Fund for Shared Insight’s managing director, guiding and facilitating the collaborative’s operations, communications, grantmaking, evaluation, and more. As an independent consultant to senior leadership at philanthropic organizations around the country, Melinda promotes, crafts, and implements strategies for effective philanthropy. Prior to starting her consulting practice in 2003, Melinda co-founded and ran REDF, a social-venture capital fund; served as a manager at a national healthcare nonprofit; and worked as a management consultant. She enthusiastically brings her unique combination of business, leadership, evaluation, and management skills to helping mission-oriented organizations meet their goals, care for people, and better the world in which we live.

JUNE WANG

JUNE WANG

Senior Portfolio Manager and Coach, Listen4Good

june@fundforsharedinsight.org

June is a senior portfolio manager and coach for Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative. She has worked in the social sector for 15 years, bridging data and analysis with experience and reflection to bring about change. As an independent consultant, she works to improve organizational processes, facilitate learning, and implement measurement systems for nonprofits and foundations. Prior to consulting, she served as the organizational learning officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Co-Chairs

KELLEY GULLEY

KELLEY GULLEY

The James Irvine Foundation

Kelley is a senior program officer at Irvine, splitting her time between leading the Better Careers initiative (focused on moving low-income workers into middle-skill/middle-wage jobs) and serving on the Impact Assessment & Learning team (leading the development of Irvine’s feedback practices). Prior to joining Irvine, Kelley served as interim managing director/director of portfolio management at the Thrive Foundation for Youth, in Menlo Park, Calif.; as president & CEO of the National Community Development Institute in Oakland, Calif.; and as president & CEO of the Indianapolis Private Industry Council. Kelley’s faith-based work has included being the strategic initiatives administrator at Eastern Star Church. A licensed and ordained minister, she currently serves on the teaching and preaching faculty at World Conquerors Church, in Oakland, Calif.

FAY TWERSKY

FAY TWERSKY

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Fay is vice president of the Hewlett Foundation, managing special initiatives to improve grantmaking and discrete projects that fall outside traditional programming. She also leads the foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group, a team she shaped and launched in 2012 to guide strategy, evaluation, and organization learning within Hewlett, and also lead grantmaking in support of organizational effectiveness and a strong philanthropic sector. Prior to joining Hewlett in 2011, Fay advised Yad Hanadiv (the Rothschild Family Foundation), served as director and member of the leadership team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation —designing and developing its Impact Planning & Improvement division — and was a founding principal of BTW Informing Change, a strategic consulting firm.

Our Partners

Fund for Shared Insight is delighted to partner with the following individuals and organizations who help make the work of the funder collaborative possible through their writing craft, diversity-inclusion-equity consulting, evaluation, and technology/website assistance.
MEENAKSHI ABBI

MEENAKSHI ABBI

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Meenakshi joined RPA’s San Francisco office in May 2012. As a member of the Sponsored Projects Team, Meenakshi manages projects focused on a range of issues including education, capacity building, and arts and culture. She comes to RPA with a diverse background ranging from directing programs and computer programming to workforce development and volunteering for social justice organizations.

DEBRA BLUM

DEBRA BLUM

 

Debbie is a writer and editor partnering with Fund for Shared Insight to produce on-point, readable, and reliable communications. In her freelance work, she delivers a variety of content to media, business, and nonprofit clients. Debbie started her career as a reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, where she developed special expertise in covering the nonprofit world. Her experience continues to inform and inspire her work in the social/philanthropic sector.

JUAN CLAVIJO

JUAN CLAVIJO

ORS Impact

Juan manages ORS’s evaluation and learning partnership with Fund for Shared Insight. He also works on evaluation projects involving housing authorities, school districts, and policy advocacy around racial-equity issues. Juan recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest after living and working in Latin America, including in his home country, Columbia, as a consultant, focusing on politics and social policy monitoring and evaluation for clients, such as USAID and Univision Network.

GITA GULATI-PARTEE

GITA GULATI-PARTEE

OpenSource Leadership Strategies, Inc.

Gita helps build the capacity of the Fund for Shared Insight’s team to integrate an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens into all of its work. Gita publishes and presents extensively on racial and social justice, and she consults regularly to foundations, funder networks, advocacy organizations and coalitions, and leadership development programs around the country. Check out her recent TEDx Talk, “Leading for Equity,” and her blog on race and parenting.
JAMES KYE

JAMES KYE

Dayspring Studio

Both analytical and creative, James bridges business needs and creative possibilities. Over the course of 15 years in advertising and branding, he has helped clients of every size – from Fortune 500 corporations to startups – by crafting presentations, establishing brand foundations, and drafting marketing communications that resonate with audiences. He continues in this capacity for Fund for Shared Insight and other nonprofits as a principal at Dayspring Studio.

JANET MCKELPIN

JANET MCKELPIN

Dayspring Studio

Hailing from Hawaii, Janet brings an unmistakable island warmth to her professional relationships. She reserves her intensity for her creative process. Janet has been thoughtfully solving client design challenges for 18 years, since the founding of Dayspring Technologies and, subsequently, Dayspring Studio. As the lead designer, she was instrumental in the development of Fund for Shared Insight’s brand identity and continues to provide design leadership.

SARAH STACHOWIAK

SARAH STACHOWIAK

ORS Impact

Sarah is passionate about evaluation – a systematic method that combines inquiry and the strategic use of data to facilitate better decision-making and ultimately greater impact for social change. A respected facilitator, trainer, and coach, Sarah helps organizations transform evaluation work into broader learning initiatives that help define next strategies and spur new understanding about sustainability and capacity building. She is currently the CEO of ORS Impact.

Listen4Good Coaches

We rely on our talented team of coaches to support the grantees in our Listen4Good grant portfolio.

HELEN CHEN

HELEN CHEN

 

Helen has a passion for improving opportunities for youth through education. Her independent consulting practice focuses on program evaluation, curriculum and teacher professional development, and technical assistance. Helen has also worked as the research manager on an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) validation study to evaluate READS for Summer Learning, a program aimed at improving reading comprehension outcomes in high-poverty elementary schools.

RAQUEL DONOSO

RAQUEL DONOSO

 

Raquel is committed to advancing systemic change that increases opportunities for children, youth, and families. Her independent consulting practice focuses on program design and evaluation, strategy development, research, and results facilitation. Raquel also provides philanthropic advising to family foundations. With more than 20 years of experience in the social sector, Raquel has held executive leadership positions in the fields of public policy, philanthropy, and direct service.

CHRISTINE FRY

CHRISTINE FRY

 

Christine is co-founder and principal of Onside Partners, a consultancy that works with nonprofit and philanthropic leaders of social-change movements to wrangle big ideas into concrete action. Throughout her career, Christine has worked with government and non-profit professionals to understand and apply complex, technical concepts to their work. She spent several years on the leadership team of a national non-profit, providing strategic and operational guidance through a period of rapid growth.

KRIS HELE

KRIS HELE

 

Kris brings a deep understanding of data and evaluation to her consulting work with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, including expertise in measurement design, implementation, analysis, and reporting. As a thought partner to her clients, she is particularly experienced with and passionate about health and health care, education and youth services, leadership development, and organizational capacity building.

REBECCA KLEIN

REBECCA KLEIN

 

Rebecca is a strategy consultant at Ekouté, which builds feedback loops to drive programmatic improvements for social sector organizations. Previously, Rebecca worked at a social impact measurement consulting firm, supporting nonprofits and philanthropic organizations to define, measure, report, and improve the social impact of their initiatives. She brings experience with survey design, data collection, and evaluation, helping clients improve strategy through measurement.

NATE MANDEL

NATE MANDEL

 

Nate builds programs and manages projects that help nonprofits optimize impact and efficiency. With more than three years’ experience designing and scaling beneficiary feedback systems, his approach uses a lens of social justice and incorporates both human-centered designs and evidenced-based practices. Nate is the program innovation analyst at the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), which provides employment services to formerly incarcerated individuals.

ALICIA PEREZ

ALICIA PEREZ

 

Alicia has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 14 years, gaining expertise in program implementation, evaluation, data collection, and client engagement. She is especially passionate about strengthening efforts and systems that improve organizational effectiveness, while also advancing the skills and competencies of individuals working in the field. Alicia is the family programs manager at ICAN, a grassroots organization that provides free after-school programs for youth and their parents. Previously, she worked with Centro para el Fortalecimiento de la Sociedad Civil, in Chihuahua, Mexico, supporting nonprofits in a variety of capacity-building projects to better execute their missions.

CAMILLE RAMANI

CAMILLE RAMANI

 

Camille specializes in building organizational backbone, focusing on operations, technology, and the use and role of data within organizations to create a stronger, equitable social sector. With three guiding actions — listening, understanding, and executing — she builds collaborative relationships to partner with organizations on accomplishing their goals. Camille has more than 20 years’ experience working on projects from California to Kenya with organizations in the international, economic-development, social-enterprise, non-profit, non-governmental, and public sectors.

JUSTIN SMITH

JUSTIN SMITH

 

Justin is an independent consultant focused on developing program evaluation tools for nonprofit organizations. Prior to consulting, Justin was a research fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he developed survey instruments to collect data from marginalized populations.

STACY MCLOUGHLIN TAYLOR

STACY MCLOUGHLIN TAYLOR

 

Stacy brings more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to her independent consulting practice, which focuses on strategic planning and partnerships. Her approach starts with amplifying the voices of constituents and blends behavioral economics with user-centered design. Stacy also serves as the Head of Social Innovation at Propel, a technology company serving low-income Americans.

JUNE WANG

JUNE WANG

 

June is a senior portfolio manager and coach for Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative. She has worked in the social sector for 15 years, bridging data and analysis with experience and reflection to bring about change. As an independent consultant, she works to improve organizational processes, facilitate learning, and implement measurement systems for nonprofits and foundations. Prior to consulting, she served as the organizational learning officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

YVETTE WILLIAMS

YVETTE WILLIAMS

 

As founder and CEO of ELAN Consulting, Yvette helps organizations, churches, businesses, and communities enhance their capacity, leading to more impactful work. For more than 20 years, she has provided nonprofits across the country executive coaching, strategic management support, peer learning, community development, and resident engagement. Yvette is trained in relevant disciplines, including executive-transition management, results-based accountability, resident leadership facilitation, and contract negotiation. She is passionate about building strong communities by informing, connecting, and engaging people in the social change process, helping them improve their quality of life.

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