Partner and Director of Finance and Operations
Kristen applies her keen process and analytical skills in managing the firm’s operations for consistent quality and demonstrated effectiveness. She brings insights and knowledge from her deep experience working with nonprofits and foundations, and keeps a finger on the pulse of the social sector as it changes and evolves. Kristen’s expert administrative oversight ensures that La Piana Consulting delivers on its promises so that clients can deliver on theirs. Prior to joining La Piana Consulting, Kristen was Director of Silicon Valley Training Programs at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and served as a program officer at the W. Alton Jones Foundation. Kristen has a Masters in Planning and a BS in Systems Engineering, both from the University of Virginia.