David Maurrasse, PhD

David Maurrasse, PhD

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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Sharmila Lawrence, MIA

Sharmila Lawrence, MIA

Senior Consultant

Sharmila Lawrence is a Senior Consultant with over 15 years of experience in project management, research, and program design. She previously served as a Research Associate at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at…

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Hossam Mansour

Hossam Mansour

Consultant

Hossam Mansour is a Consultant with over 13 years of experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR), business administration and strategy, research, and NGOs program management.Through his past advisory work with…

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Shangchao Liu, PhD, MPA, MLitt

Shangchao Liu, PhD, MPA, MLitt

Research Officer

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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Saliyah George, MPH

Saliyah George, MPH

Research Associate

Saliyah George has worked in multiple public health institutions, such as the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). While interning at the NYC DOHMH, she systematically searched and examined scholarly articles about racial health disparities and implicit…

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Victoria Bortfeld

Victoria Bortfeld

Research Assistant

Victoria Bortfeld provides background research for select projects and aiding in the creation of publications. She has previously worked in the nonprofit field on a water filtration project in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she supported project activities through research and community…

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Kevin Kim Larson

Kevin Kim Larson

Research Assistant

Kevin Kim Larson brings experience in large scale urban design, residential and institutional architectural projects around the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and North America as an architect in New York (OMA Architects) and London (BIG Architects). His experience in architecture has…

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Benjamin Delbanco

Benjamin Delbanco

Communications Associate

Jason West

Jason West

Research Assistant

Jason West is a policy student at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, where he is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Development Practice, specializing in Management and Data Analytics and Quantitative…

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Jesse Orellana

Jesse Orellana

Research Assistant

As a Research Assistant Jesse Orellana provides background research for selected Marga projects focused on racial equity and aids in the creation of publications. Jesse has a background in a variety of sectors, but is consistently investigating unique insights…

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are currently only published on Marga Inc’s website or other official channels. Our process includes an interview and never requires payment or fees from job applicants. Interviews will never be conducted via online channels, and any potential candidate will only be communicating with a Marga Inc team member through an official Marga Inc email address which will end in @margainc.com. If you receive a suspicious email or job offer on behalf of Marga Inc, do not provide any personal information or pay any fees. 

PARTNERS

Cheryl Blankenship, M.S.

Cheryl Blankenship, M.S.

Partner

Cheryl brings over 35 years of work experience in the areas of higher education, financial management, and consulting to Marga Incorporated.  Her work has included assessments of institutional and organizational systems and implementation of systemic changes to improve efficiency…

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Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D.

Partner

Dr. Jennifer L. Bryan is a passionate and seasoned educator, facilitator, and research, evaluation, and technical assistance consultant with more than 25 years of experience working on issues of social justice, community building, and economic development. Dr. Bryan has served as Principal…

 

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Salem Reiner

Salem Reiner

Partner

Salem delivers tactical consulting services to decision-makers in large organizations and small nonprofits focused on clarifying and realizing anchor institution, economic and community development, and community relations goals. Between late 2001 – mid-2020, including seven years in the office…

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