Ryan Turner brings twenty years of policy and marketing experience to advise ChangeMatters clients on social enterprise development, public affairs, and strategic communications planning. Ryan led public affairs, media relations, and marketing activity as the Policy and Communications Director for CTCNet, a national trade association of local technology access and training resources. At OMB Watch, a key sector group protecting nonprofit advocacy rights, Ryan ran a social change technology grantmaking initiative, while lobbying on telecommunications issues. Ryan also researched homicide investigation resources and fraud victim support services for the Police Executive Research Forum. As the initial employee for the Character Education Partnership, now the premier national K-12 resource network promoting civic virtue and moral character, he guided grassroots networks of issue experts and advocates. Well-versed in marketing, nonprofit operations, and program design his work has informed social change and innovation across community and economic development, health and social services, and technology.
Brennan Crawford is a social entrepreneur and front line community service provider with experience in workforce development, program design, enterprise & community economic development, green affordable housing, and family services. He holds an MPA with a Community Economic Development certification at the Cookingham Institute in 2007. He has a passion for creating sustainable economic opportunity in urban core communities, and is currently serving as the interim director of Historic Green, which works in Kansas City and New Orleans.
Laura Cook conducts prospect research for nonprofit organizations, bringing previous experience in individual donor development at Johns Hopkins University. She also has provided administrative and program assistance for multi-million dollar training and advisory services to state and national community service programs.
DRA Resources is a strategic alliance partner working with ChangeMatters especially on Federal grants and contracts, compliance, performance measurement and program evaluation. Founded in 1999, the firm is designated as a minority and women-owned small business with 8(a)/SDB Certification and is located in a HUBZone in Tuscon, Arizona. Danita Rodriguez brings over 15 years of professional technical writing, evaluation, training, fundraising, and business development. Her work in non-profit organizations focuses on organizational capacity building, program resource development and sustainability. Well versed in conducting comprehensive project assessment and evaluations, she has extensive experience in organizational asset mapping and strategic planning, and is a seasoned facilitator and trainer. Bicultural and fluent in Spanish and English. Juan Pesquiera manages projects, including budgeting, logistics, and data collection. Previously a business manager and partner in the AromaTree, a spa and natural craft soaps and bath products company, he attended Cholla High Magnet School and has lived in Arizona and California.
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