We’re thrilled to introduce you to five new colleagues who joined our team this past quarter. Jeanine, Emily, Audrey, Mary and Lalitha come to us with a wide range of professional experiences – from leading operations at a major family foundation to supporting community capacity-building in Latin America and to building inclusive hiring programs for people with disabilities.
Amongst our new TGPers are also published authors, university lecturers, trail runners, engineers, lawyers, yoga instructors, dog moms and road trip adventurers.
We’re excited for you to meet them and eager to partner with you in new and evolving ways as they bring their unique perspectives, experiences and personalities to our practice.
Learn more about each of our new team members below:
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Jeanine Becker, She/Her
At a moment when the great challenges of our time cannot be solved by one leader, technology or perspective, Jeanine is passionate about collaborative and participatory approaches to impact. In this context, she has spent almost two decades serving as a coach, facilitator, educator and organizational development consultant partnering with purpose-led leaders to sustainably scale their impact through generative relationships, thriving organizational cultures and participatory strategies.
• Facilitating workshops and cohort peer programs for leaders with a focus on building connection, leadership development and deepening in racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) practices
• Designing and leading bespoke leadership development workshops
• Executive coaching for purpose-led leaders with a potent combination of clear frameworks, research-based practices and unwavering support to encourage clients to lead authentically, compassionately and creatively when it matters most — even in the midst of conflict
• Developed grantmaking strategies and reviewed grant and early-stage impact investment opportunities at the Motorola Foundation and Full Circle Fund
• Taught Negotiation and Collaboration at Stanford University and has led teams to negotiate and close thousands of transactions on four continents for organizations ranging from rapidly scaling startups to Fortune 500 Companies
• Edited a supplement in the Stanford Social Innovation Review focused on cross-sector leadership and authored multiple pieces including “The Need for Cross Sector Collaboration” and “The Essential Skills of Cross Sector Leadership”
Mary Fifield, She/Her
Mary Fifield is a writer, trainer, facilitator and community development practitioner. She has 20 years of program design and organizational leadership in the U.S. and international non-profit sector and is fluent in Spanish.
• Consulting with philanthropic organizations to create programs that support community self-determination and harness community assets for sustainable and effective local development
• Serving as director of grantmaking for the Cotyledon Fund, a private family fund that supports community resilience, justice and well-being for all people and the planet
• With Ecuadorian and North American colleagues, founded Amazon Partnerships Foundation in Ecuador and designed a grassroots grant-making model to support Indigenous communities’ projects to confront climate disruption and advocacy for sustainable development
• As executive director for grassroots organizations, guided strategic programming, fundraising and budgeting, communications and board development; has served as a volunteer leader for community organizing campaigns
• Has published research and articles on community-led development and community philanthropy in Foundation Review, Alliance Magazine and others, and is co-editor of Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene, an anthology of international literature on the climate crisis
Lalitha Vaidyanathan, She/Her
Lalitha has over 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, management and organizational development. She comes to TGP with experience in non-profit management, as managing director for 11 years at FSG and most recently as chief operating officer at the Stupski Foundation.
• Supporting projects in social impact, leadership development, diversity, equity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and strategy
• Led FSG’s San Francisco and India Offices, US Health and Corporate Shared Value practices and co-authored publications on shared measurement, shared value and corporate racial equity as managing director
• Led strategy development for the Stupski Foundation in their program areas of health, education and food security
• Led Stupski Foundation through an equity, diversity and inclusion journey and transformation
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Emily Daman, She/Her
Emily is passionate about shifting the narrative of wealth-building toward a holistic, equitable and sustainable approach rooted in community-led models. She is excited to contribute to TGP's work by bringing her participatory research, evaluation and organizational leadership expertise to the philanthropic sector.
• Conducting research and analysis to inform client projects and resource development
• Exploring transparency and truth-telling as steps toward restorative justice with Philanthropy Northwest’s Reparations Work Group
• Researched racial and economic equity in philanthropy at the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity
• Co-founded a civic action group focused on education, engagement and empowerment in local government
• Worked in fundraising for community-based organizations in Oregon
Audrey King, She/Her
Audrey is passionate about centering community, equity and relationships in the philanthropic sector. Mission-driven and action-oriented, she is excited to step into an operational role to support the great work of TGP.
• Designing equitable processes and systems to support TGP operations and culture
• Co-leading disability inclusion training internally for Philanthropy Northwest staff
• Volunteering as a career mentor for those experiencing barriers to employment and for local summer camps
• Built and maintained inclusive hiring programs for people with disabilities at a Seattle-based non-profit
• Studied Political Science and International Relations at Gonzaga University