WHO WE ARE
Founder & Managing Director
Gisela has worked with leaders of global nonprofits, foundations and private companies across American, European and Latin American markets: with foundations to build the capacity of grantees and devise new strategic initiatives; with nonprofits to build strategic relationships with national and international philanthropies, and with companies to create international visibility and media coverage. Before launching K+A, Gisela was a program officer at the Goldman Sachs Foundation (New York), Head of Public Affairs at Dresdner Bank (Frankfurt), steering corporate philanthropy; Program Director at the Armonk Institute (New York); and Program Officer for International Affairs at the governor’s office in the German federal state of Brandenburg. Gisela holds an M.A. from Freie Universität Berlin in Modern History. She speaks German, Spanish and (some) French. Gisela is a New Engaged International Donors member and serves on two nonprofit boards.
AMY HOANG WRONA
Rebecca Obounou (she/her) has in-depth experience in social innovation, entrepreneurship, sales, academia, and philanthropy. She has worked in collaborative team settings and also held very visible leadership roles in small and large organizations and worked alongside frontline activist leaders in some of the world's humblest settings. Rebecca has two business degrees and has worked at places like TJX Companies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her own ventures and other small organizations. Rebecca speaks, reads, and writes both Haitian kreyòl (fluent) and French (experienced). Rebecca is a mom, a wife, and enjoys delicious food from wherever in the world. She loves to learn new things and also enjoys really well-crafted show series.
Robin Rosenbluth is a coach to fundraisers, career-changers, executive leaders and boards. She offers consulting services including development audits, feasibility studies, building major gift programs, board development, corporate/foundation relations, and donor stewardship for annual, endowment and capital campaigns. Robin teaches fundraising at Columbia University and NYU and has served as Columbia’s career coach. She previously worked at The Nature Conservancy raising principal gifts for international projects and at Columbia fundraising for medical research. At Continuum Health Partners, she managed institutional giving for four New York hospitals. She also served as the Development Director of the Ms. Foundation and worked at the Jewish Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and other environmental and women's organizations. She is a frequent speaker at fundraising conferences and served on the board of Women in Development and as the co-chair of the luncheon committee.
Sarah is a highly analytical and data-driven professional focusing on economic development, gender, and climate change. She possesses extensive first-hand experience in rural development and active engagement in various grassroots initiatives pertaining to the Southeast Asia region. Sarah's involvement with non-governmental organizations has primarily revolved around improving access to clean water, promoting education, enhancing sanitation, and empowering women in rural communities. Nowadays, she is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at Columbia University, with a specialization in development, gender issues, and data analysis. Her academic journey began with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Melbourne University. Prior to her current endeavors, Sarah worked as an Associate at Deloitte, where she contributed to their M&A Transaction Service team.