Your Trusted Partners
Lori Shuster, CEO and Founder,
Throw Like a Woman, Social Impact Services (TLAW) that aids under-represented communities by providing resources to unique nonprofits and social enterprises. She has expertise in corporate social responsibility, management, cause marketing, communications, resource development and operations. Lori provided management, communications, event and organizational development services through TLAW. She served as the Director of Communications and Operations for Golden Slipper and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Federation. Lori explored her academic, political and communal interests through her work with the American Jewish community as the Director of Special Projects for AJC. Lori has extensive academic and leadership training. She received her undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University, and her graduate training at Cornell and Yale University. Lori serves on the advisory board for the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and Twist Out Cancer. Lori is proud to have led TLAW to win Social a Social Innovations Award in Social Mobility and Community Impact.
Mary Kate Newell, Chief Data Analyst,
Mary Kate joined TLAW in 2020 because its name and mission resonated with her to the core. MK is trained in data and analytics. She received her Master of Science in 2020 Business Analytics from the Temple University Fox School of Business. Also, Mary Kate holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University and a Masters of Music Education. Mary Kate is interested in bringing meaning to patterns, whether in data, music or nonprofit engagement. She is passionate about data-enabled decisions, social justice and causes that improve lives in her community and affect change globally, which is the reason she sought to become a part of the TLAW. Additionally, Mary Kate is an adjunct professor at Temple University and Chestnut Hill College.
Maurice Taylor, Chief Program Officer,
Maurice has been involved with community development and education for about 20 years. Maurice has a background in education, nonprofit administration and nonprofit development with unique insight as a founder and Executive Director of Inspire Philadelphia. Inspire Philly provides academic enrichment, workforce development and family services. Maurice has served on various nonprofit boards, committees and leadership roles, which include positions with the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, University of Pennsylvania, and board chair of the Challenger Learning Center of Philadelphia.
David Wragg, HR & Volunteer Chair,
David specializes in Human Resources, executive development and leadership coaching. David helps organizations to lead and manage people effectively yielding better results and improving capacity. His work with nonprofits has included compensation, recruitment, training and board development. He has a passion for mission-driven work to develop creative organizational, business and operational improvements.