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Marcha Chaudry

Associate

Marcha Isabelle Chaudry, Esq., is the founder of the Equity Wellness Collaborative a public policy consultancy providing strategic solutions to health and consumer policy issues at the intersection of beauty justice, women’s health/wellness, and consumer policy. Marcha complements this work with the Center for Progressive Reform where she serves as a Senior Policy Analyst.

With over a decade in the nonprofit advocacy sector Marcha has served as Senior Policy Manager at the National Women’s Health Network, Counsel, Law Clerk, General Counsel, and Law Fellow for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, U.S, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the AFL-CIO, and National Employment Lawyers Association, respectively.

Marcha interned for National Education Association Center for Social Justice-Human and Civil Rights Division, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, the office of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, and the Embassy of Haiti.

As a nonprofit leader and board member, Marcha has testified before Congress and the Food and Drug Administration on women’s health and consumer advocacy issues, and her efforts have been recognized by numerous media outlets and publications.

These endeavors result in a broad range of expertise, including Board Training, Management and Governance; Corporate Social Responsibility; Development Program Review and Expansion Strategies; Donor and Constituent Engagement; and Project Management.

Marcha graduated with honors from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science, and Howard University School of Law, with a distinction in alternative dispute resolution. She is fluent in French and Haitian-Creole in addition to English, and resides in Miami Florida.

Area of Expertise: Marcha’s predominant area of expertise is in Corporate Social Responsibility. She also has experience in Board Training, Management and Governance; Development Program Review and Expansion Strategies; Donor and Constituent Engagement; and Project Management.

Experience: Education, Healthcare, Community Based Membership and Advocacy

Fundraising Must Have: A story and reason that truly connects with the core values and mission of the work.

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Jeffrey Comfort

Executive Associate

Jeff Comfort is a seasoned professional with 38 years of gift planning experience. Currently serving as vice president of principal gifts and gift planning at the Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF), Jeff provides strategic leadership to the gift planning program that assists donors in making deferred, assets-based or complex gifts to the university. Year in and year out, gift planning provides over 25% of total fundraising at OSUF.

 Jeff spent 18 years at Georgetown University, where he oversaw university-wide gift planning efforts resulting in approximately $500 million of gift commitments and receipts in his tenure. Before arriving at Georgetown in 1995, he spent 11 years in Denver directing the gift planning program for the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medical (now National Jewish Health).

As a volunteer leader of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving), Jeff served as president, chaired the 10th National Conference on Planned Giving and was a member of the NCPG board of directors for five years. Additionally, he was a member of the ethics committee and chaired the task force on gift valuation. Jeff chaired the CASE National Conference on Planned Giving for 10 years from 2008 to 2018.

Area of Expertise:
Planned and Legacy Gifts.

Experience:
Education, Healthcare

Fundraising Must Have:
Prospects

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffcomfort/

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Braden Swab

Associate

With more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Braden Swab (P.Eng., PMP) specializes in project management of capital projects. Currently serving as Project Leader with Engineering Ministries International Canada (EMI Canada), Braden has served nonprofit organizations in Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Haiti, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia, Albania, Burundi, the U.S. and South Africa, leading teams of architects and engineers to design schools, medical facilities, children’s homes, churches, and youth camps.

Braden graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in Geomatics Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta Canada and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Area of Expertise: Braden’s core expertise is in Project Management, Donor and Constituent Engagement, including videography and photography, and Capital Project Fundraising

Experience: Education, Healthcare, International Development

Fundraising Must Have: An unmistakable passion for your “why” and a clearly articulated vision for the future your impact will create.

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Tracy Woodard

Senior Associate

With close to 30 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Tracy Woodard is a visionary leader who specializes in data analytics with a focus on emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in daily operations and organizational missions. Previous experience has included Dean of the Communications and Humanities Division at Tallahassee Community College, Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Valdosta State University, and Professor of Sociology at Valdosta State University.   

Tracy holds a Ph.D. in Human Sciences, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.  

Area of Expertise:
Data Analytics. Tracy is also adept with Project Management and Board Training, Management and Governance 

Experience:
Education, Arts & Culture

Fundraising Must Have:
A vision and desire to affect positive change.

Contact Tracey at: [email protected]

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Cornelius Hubbard, Sr.

Associate

Please meet Cornelius Hubbard, Sr., an Associate with S. Sutton & Associates Inc. A data scientist with project management and programming experience, Cornelius specializes in Data Analytics. Cornelius has a long and distinguished career in the field, and in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, including serving as Associate Director of Analytics and Senior Data Analyst for Johns Hopkins University.

Cornelius graduated from the University of Chicago with a MScA, Master of Science in Analytics, holds a Master’s in Information Systems from Robert Morris University, Chicago, and a BA in Organizational Development & Leadership from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Cornelius has completed Executive Certificates in Financial Management from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and holds a Certificate of Executive Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins through Cousera.

Area of Expertise: Cornelius’s core expertise is in Data Analytics, including data acquisition, data mining, data modeling, data visualization, and presentations.

Experience: Education, Healthcare, Community Based Membership and Advocacy.

Fundraising Must Have: A comprehensive Data Analytics program designed to describe, predict, and prescribe to maximize the efforts and return on investment of frontline fundraisers and administrators.

Contact Cornelius at: [email protected]

 

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Georgia Spiliotopoulos

Junior Associate

Georgia Spiliotopoulos is an accomplished Strategic Consultant and Data Analyst, who helps mission-driven organizations leverage the power of their data to maximize impact and exceed their fundraising goals. She has worked across a variety of business sectors and diverse industries in North America and Europe in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors including the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, where she served as an International Legal Analyst & Researcher, Simon Frazer University as Prospect Research Strategist and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation a Prospect Researcher and Data Manager. Georgia is known for her ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels, while tactfully bridging gaps in knowledge and perspective. She’s a creative thinker and results-focused problem solver, described by many as a key strategic disruptor. 

Georgia holds a Master of Law from the University of Amsterdam, Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University, and a Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University.   

Area of Expertise:
Georgia’s core expertise is in Data Analytics. Fundraising Campaigns, Strategic Planning & Expansion Strategy

Experience:
Education, Healthcare, Arts & Culture, International Development

Fundraising Must Have:
An interest in utilizing data to create meaningful and successful strategies.

Contact Georgia at: [email protected]

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