Education: MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business; B.A. from Harvard University
Recent projects include: The James Irvine Foundation, CFLeads, GLIDE Memorial Church & Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, PolicyLink, Canal Alliance
Rita is a seasoned leader and facilitator, helping organizations to implement the changes needed as they align mission, strategy, organization, and operations to create greater impact. With deep experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and for-profit sectors, Rita assists organizations not only in planning for greater impact, but also in executing these plans by advising leaders as they navigate the challenges that come with any significant transformation.
Prior to starting her consulting practice, Rita served as the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer at Tipping Point Community, an engaged grant maker focused on reducing poverty in the Bay Area.
In this role, she managed Tipping Point’s growth as it more than tripled grant making and staff and played a senior leadership role in the development of Tipping Point’s grant-making approach, management assistance, and impact measurement. She also led the direct support provided to a number of diverse grantees, ranging from grass-roots organizations with deep histories in their communities to innovative initiatives launched for the first time in the Bay Area. Using her direct experience as a leader and manager and her skills in business planning and leadership development, Rita assisted groups as they made significant strategic, organizational, and operational shifts, and was recognized by grantees for her support and coaching.
Previously Rita was a national program director for New Leaders for New Schools. She also assisted a variety of nonprofit, philanthropic, and for-profit clients as a strategy consultant with The Bridgespan Group and with Bain and Company.