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 coordinating collaboration, outreach and dissemination efforts of a large federally funded research project. She previously served as a Research Associate at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at…

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Lisa Bacon

Lisa Bacon

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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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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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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Saliyah George

Saliyah George

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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Benjamin Delbanco

Benjamin Delbanco

Communications Associate

Todd Baker

Todd Baker

Research Assistant

Todd Baker is from Fayetteville, GA where he received his B.A. in Education Studies from Morehouse College, and is currently finishing his M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. Todd has interned and volunteered with organizations such as Jumpstart…

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Erica Chung, MPH

Erica Chung, MPH

Research Assistant

Erica Chung is from Minneapolis, MN and received her undergraduate degree in Biology with an emphasis in microbiology and food science from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She has interned with the Department of Homeland Security working on public health…

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Devina Srivastava

Devina Srivastava

Research Assistant

Devina is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration – Development Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Through the program, she aims to study the intersection between innovation, multi-sector collaboration and humanitarian…

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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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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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Faith Bynoe

Partner

Faith Bynoe is a faith leader and philanthropist whose life mission is supporting the development of people as they strengthen their communities. She focuses on the intersectionality of integrative health and spiritual formation through a womanist and racial equity lens…

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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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