Macy Berkowitz

Macy Berkowitz is busy most days encouraging her colleagues to increase the number of steps on their FitBits.  Always one for a nice walk, Macy leads her teammates in laps around the office, outdoor walking meetings on the leash, and through reminders to stand up and stretch every couple of hours.  Macy also focuses her talent on helping the team manage stress, lower blood pressure, and relax in order to do their best work.  Macy is an environmentalist, who enjoys hiking, swimming, running, eating grass and rolling in mud. She works from home a few days each week in order to keep her carbon paw-print low.

Baxter Fox

Baxter Fox is a versatile member of the Mission Partners team. Always inquisitive and eager to get involved, he can be found listening in on campaign concept presentations or attentively following staff meetings. When he’s not busy with meetings or planning sessions, he’s often found roaming the office to ensure everything is in order, greeting visitors in the lobby, or taking the occasional nap in his office.

On his days off Baxter enjoys looking for snacks, going for long walks, chewing bones, and networking with other dogs.

Eleni Stamoulis

Eleni joins Mission Partners as a Fellow with a background in graphic design and visual communication. She is passionate about design and looks for new and innovative ways to help Mission Partners clients. Eleni is also a graduate assistant in the Career & Internship Services Center at the Universities at Shady Grove, where she coordinates event planning, student outreach, and marketing. In the past, she has supported several local nonprofits in programming and design, including ActTwo at Levine, a theatre program for middle and high school students, Your Dog’s Friend, and the Sandy Spring Museum.

Eleni is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in visual communications. She is currently pursuing a MFA in Integrated Design from University of Baltimore.

Kate Goorland

Kate joins Mission Partners as a Fellow with an interest in social marketing and a background with non-profits and advocacy work. Prior to Mission Partners Kate was a congressional intern for Congresswoman Katherine Clark at the House of Representatives. During her time on the hill, Kate attended briefings and gained hands on research experience on relevant issues and happenings in education, women’s health care, energy and environment, and gun safety.

Currently, Kate, supports Mission Partners’ social media channels, development of social media content, media list research, opinion research, development and organizational research, project management, client side work, writing, copywriting, and editing.

Kate formerly served as a Youth Activation Committee Member, State Representative, and long-time volunteer for Special Olympics Delaware and Special Olympics PROJECT UNIFY, a school-based initiative to create opportunities for authentic social inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities through inclusive sports, youth leadership and advocacy, and whole school engagement. Kate attended Special Olympics USA Games and Youth Summit and the Special Olympics National Leadership Conference. She led school and state-wide campaigns such as, ‘Unified Day’, local leadership summits, ‘The Polar Bear Plunge’, and ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’. Kate is in her final year at American University majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a minor in Theatre.

Carolyn Berkowitz

Carolyn is the co-founder and partner of Mission Partners, where she counsels clients on building effective CSR and community benefit strategies. Prior to Mission Partners, Carolyn served as Managing Vice President of Community Affairs and President of the Capital One Foundation, responsible for building and leading an award-winning community investment strategy focused on fostering economic opportunity in the U.S. Under Carolyn’s leadership, Capital One launched Future Edge, a $150 million initiative which was leveraged by the White House and the Governor of VA to advance economic policy, and continues to add substantive research and best practices to the fields of workforce development and education.

Earlier in her career, Carolyn served as Senior Vice President of Community Mobilization at America’s Promise, leading a network of 300 local Communities of Promise seeking to align and deliver resources to help young people thrive. She was a founding member of the America’s Promise initiative, serving as senior staff to the President’s Summit for America’s Future – the event that launched America’s Promise in 1997 led by General Colin Powell. Carolyn also served as Vice President of the Points of Light Institute, and COO of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.

Carolyn was appointed to the Virginia Community College Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014, and reappointed for a 4-year term in 2015. She is a member of the advisory board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center and is the Immediate Past Chair of Washington Area Women’s Foundation. In 2015 Carolyn was recipient of the Washington Area’s Women’s Foundation’s “Visionary Award” and a “Women of Achievement” Honoree of YWCA of the National Capitol Area. The Washington Business Journal named Carolyn to its “Power 100” list in 2013 and 2014, and a “Woman Who Means Business” in 2009. In 2016 and 2017, Virginia Business Magazine named Carolyn a “Mover and Shaker Making a Difference in Virginia.”

Carrie Fox

Carrie Fox is the founder of Mission Partners, a strategic consultancy that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways. Carrie served as the creative visionary behind a nationwide campaign to transform the foster care system for young people aging out of care and she was the lead communications strategist behind a $10MM prize competition aimed at advancing global technology for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Her strategic communications work focuses deeply on issues of community— from social justice to sustainability, children’s health, higher education, and workforce development. Carrie is a founding member of the Purpose Collaborative, a national network of communications thought-leaders and industry experts that work together to provide impactful problem solving in touch with the current needs of today’s purpose-driven businesses. Her signature conversation series, Mission Forward, has featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, MacArthur Fellows, and some of the nation’s most sought- after philanthropy leaders. She is a 2016 SmartCEO Washington Brava Award winner, a 2015 WWPR Woman of the Year Honoree, and a 2013 winner of PRWeek’s ’40 under 40′. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the Board of Trustees for Loyola University Maryland.

Earlier in her career, Carrie worked in several public affairs and public relations agencies along the East Coast, but she’s most proud of her unique career start, as director of communications and spokeswoman for Ripken Baseball, which was founded to manage Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.’s many efforts, including his nationally recognized youth baseball initiative.

Susanne Pirone

Susanne joins Mission Partners with a background defined by a more than 15 year career in corporate social responsibility.  Susanne’s experience includes directing key community relations programs for the Fannie Mae Foundation and Corporation, having responsibility for the Help the Homeless grants program and walkathon, the WAVE employee volunteer program, and the Housin’ 2000 commitment to America’s Promise.  She also held primary responsibility for the Foundation’s community service grant making.  Prior to her work at the Fannie Mae Foundation, Susanne was a member of the Corporate Community Service team at The Points of Light Foundation, where she supported clients nationwide in the development and management of CSR and employee volunteer programs.  There, she assisted in the creation of the Principles of Excellence, a strategic guide for companies and nonprofit organizations interested in creating strategic community relations programs.  With a strong background in communications, training, project and event management, and grant making, Susanne will draw on her experience working in both the for profit and nonprofit sectors, in helping partners create, strengthen, and sustain community service and corporate social responsibility programs.   Susanne is a graduate of Denison University, the mother of three young children, and an active volunteer.

Hannah Lee

Hannah joins Mission Partners with experience in nonprofit fundraising, advocacy, and international grant administration. She also has experience working in corporate social responsibility with organizations that have a global footprint. Previously, Hannah worked at GlobalGiving, an online fundraising platform that connects grassroots nonprofits in more than 165 countries with donors and corporations. As a member of the Partner Services Team, she vetted potential nonprofit partners and helped administer grants for major corporations, such as TripAdvisor and Nike. Additionally, Hannah worked on the Advocacy and Government Relations team at World Vision, an international development nonprofit, to create communication strategies for ongoing legislative efforts. Lastly, she worked at in the Development Office at the University of Michigan, strategizing and mobilizing donors to give to the annual fund.

Hannah is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her studies focused on public health policy and community action and social change.

Christina Kposowa

A self-proclaimed wordsmith, storyteller and journalist by trade, Christina Kposowa joins Mission Partners with more than a decade of experience in strategic communications and corporate social responsibility. In her consulting role, she offers both vision and passion for simplifying how businesses and non-profit organizations communicate with the audiences critical to their success.

Christina began her career at APCO Worldwide, a global communications agency based in Washington, DC, where she helped grow the agency’s corporate responsibility practice while simultaneously managing multi-million dollar issues and advocacy campaigns for Fortune 100 companies and large non-profit organizations. She has a wealth of experience in organizational branding, executive positioning, media outreach and community relations. She has also led the deployment crisis response strategies for some of the world’s largest corporations.

Most recently, Christina was Director of Communications at McLean Bible Church, the largest church in the Mid-Atlantic region with five campuses and more than 13,000 attendees weekly. In this role, she provided oversight to all the organization’s communications efforts including external positioning efforts and visual and creative production.

Christina earned her degree in journalism from The University of Maryland, College Park with a citation in the College Park Scholars’ Media, Self & Society Program. She currently resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with her husband and sons.

Anna Sczepanski

Anna manages strategic communications, media relations, and message development across a wide variety of clients and topic areas. Since 2014, she has overseen strategic communications campaigns for a variety of events that have attracted thousands of attendees and national acclaim including Children’s National Health System’s Race for Every Child, the first-ever National Math Festival, Covenant House Washington’s Executive Sleep Out and Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service. Anna has also led content development for major year-end fundraising appeals.

Anna frequently leads research initiatives and has coordinated the release of new reports from Change the Equation, Washington Area Women’s Foundation, AARP Driver Safety, AIDS United, and the annual Civic 50 list of the most community-minded companies in America. Her tenacity for telling stories that inspire positive social change has earned her clients coverage in top media outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC, Washington Post, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, TIME and NPR.

Earlier in her career, Anna interned at Heather Freeman Public Relations and served as a publicist for some of Washington, D.C.’s most renowned restaurants and chefs, including José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup restaurants. She also interned with the Cartoonist Rights Network International.

Anna graduated from American University and frequently returns to her alma mater to guest lecture.