Makiyah partners with nonprofits and foundations to help them lead and manage teams more effectively, forge successful partnerships, and think and act strategically. She is an engaging presenter and skilled leader and trainer, with experience in program design and management as well as in board development. She is a Pahara Institute NextGenFellow, an Executive Scholar with the Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. Makiyah has consulted to Camp Fire, The Sea Change Program, the American College of Prosthodontists, Race Forward, and the Center for Social Inclusion.
Prior to joining La Piana Consulting, Makiyah directed governance initiatives for the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, was founding executive director of the New Orleans regional office of Leading Educators, and held various roles over six years with the KIPP Foundation. Makiyah has an MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago and a BA in Hispanic Studies, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where she currently serves as a trustee.
Learn more about Makiyah in this La Piana Consulting staff interview.