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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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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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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