David Maurrasse, Ph.D.

David Maurrasse, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. David Maurrasse is the Founder and President of Marga Incorporated, a consulting firm founded in 2000 providing strategic advisory services and research to philanthropic initiatives and community partnerships.  Marga coordinates the work of the Anchor Institutions …

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Lisa Bacon, MIA

Lisa Bacon, MIA

Consultant

Lisa Bacon has 10 years of experience in community affairs, program management and economic development with an expertise in human rights advocacy and organizational change.  Previously, Lisa worked as a Consultant with The Hunger Project as well as with UNICEF conducting…

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Joseph DeMarco

Joseph DeMarco

Research Assistant

Joseph  DeMarco provides technical and programmatic support for various Marga, Inc. initiatives. He mainly focuses on understanding foundations’ diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Some of his previous experiences include starting a technology consulting business, working…

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Franck Gbaguidi, MPA

Franck Gbaguidi, MPA

Consultant

Franck Gbaguidi is a certified Analyst in International Strategy. Previously, he worked as a Jr. International Affairs Associate at the Paris office of the World Bank, supporting the institution’s country dialogue with different French stakeholder groups, analyzing data on emerging …

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Shangchao Liu, PhD, MPA, MLitt

Shangchao Liu, PhD, MPA, MLitt

Research Associate

Shangchao Liu is a social scientist specializing in economics and human development.  At the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Shangchao constructed and maintained the database of Urban Competitiveness in China and has published several papers and reports  on housing, urbanization…

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