Stacie works with nonprofit clients to improve their effectiveness through strategic decision making. Her role at the firm includes both content and process, ensuring that client engagements are masterfully orchestrated and implemented. A natural networker and connector, Stacie is constantly mapping the social sector and likes to stay on the pulse of what’s happening.
With over 15 years of professional experience, Stacie has worked for nonprofits in a variety of roles and possesses a solid command of the social sector. Prior to joining La Piana, she served as Director of Knowledge Strategy for the Council on Foundations. She has also held management positions at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, as well as notable academic institutions.
“Variety among our clients is one of the reasons I love working at La Piana, but I am particularly drawn to helping nonprofits that focus on the arts, women, and LGBTQ issues. Art makes life interesting. Women make the world go-round. The LGBTQ community represents inclusion, tolerance, and celebration of differences.”
Stacie is a board officer of the Playing for Change Foundation, a national nonprofit focusing on creating positive social change through music and arts education. She recently completed an Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania and intends to continue to cultivate a community of arts leaders across the country.
“No one organization (nor sector) can solve society’s most pressing challenges. It is important to remember that there are many others out there doing great work, and the more we are able to connect and collaborate, the more progress we will make.”
Stacie has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. A fifth-generation Texan, Stacie was born and raised near Corpus Christi. She has lived in Austin, San Diego, New York City, and Washington, DC, and has recently relocated to Boston.