We are excited to announce the 2021 SVP Full Circle Fellows! Each of the selected fellows brings diverse skills and expertise along with a passion for social justice, equity, and community engagement. We are truly excited to work with this group over the next year supporting the nonprofit organizations in our region.
The 2021 Fellows are:
Ashley Lynn Priore— an American chess player & coach, social & civic entrepreneur, nonprofit founder & consultant, political strategist & commentator, and youth rights activist,—is the founder, president and CEO of Queen’s Gambit, a national, multi-departmental hybrid nonprofit and social enterprise using chess as a catalyst for change and a model to empower, educate, and impact a better society. Ashley is the author of four books, including Let’s Learn Chess!, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in English and Politics at the University of Pittsburgh. She also leads Y-22, a youth on boards movement, Youth Political Strategies and Priore Consulting, an innovative consulting firm.
Daniella Greeman is a Programming and Events Specialist at CMU’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to complete her B.A. in Urban Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Community Organization and earned certificates in Public & Professional Writing, and African Studies. Daniella’s passion for community development has led her to host and coordinate strategic events for diverse audiences through her professional and volunteer work. Daniella also previously served as a board member for the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh, Repair the World, Civically, Inc, and was a fellow of New Leaders Council Pittsburgh Chapter.
Caelan Hidalgo Schick is studying Human Security at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and working with the Center for Latin American Studies as a coordinator for an online research publication. She completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science. In Boston, she spent time interning in the nonprofit sector–solidifying her interest in civic engagement and providing dignity, and amplifying voices of underrepresented communities. Caelan serves on the board of Island Press, a nonprofit environmental publishing house and is on the leadership team of the GSPIA Students of Color Alliance.
Dr. Victoria Mattingly has been providing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and learning & development consulting services to businesses and non-profit organizations for 10+ years. She has built and implemented DEI & allyship solutions with companies including Intel, American Eagle, Sargent & Lundy, and Project Management Institute. Dr. Mattingly is founder and CEO of Mattingly Solutions, a woman-owned DEI consulting firm. Mattingly Solutions believes that DEI is much more than a one-off, HR initiative. DEI done right is embedded in the fabric of a company’s culture, its overall strategy, and considered in every business decision—at all levels of the organization. Dr. Mattingly is a proud Woodland Hills and University of Pittsburgh alum and lives with her husband and son in Stanton Heights.
Andrea Padilla was born in Quito, Ecuador and she holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Ohio University. Andrea has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. Before joining Casa San Jose, Andrea gained experience in Communications by working as an intern for the Ecuador-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Driven by her passion to support marginalized communities, she worked as a Program Assistant at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in Quito, which gave her professional experience in the field of migration and humanitarianism.
About the Program
The Fellows program was designed to encourage and invite civically engaged individuals to join Social Venture Partner (SVP) Pittsburgh and serve as coaches for the nonprofit accelerator program. The year-long program provides the opportunity for those interested in social responsibility and civic engagement to bring their knowledge, skills, experience, and expertise to nonprofit organizations in the region.
SVP Fellows will benefit from:
- Professional Development: opportunities for learning and skill-building throughout the program in areas of DEI, Coaching, and Facilitation.
- Increased Awareness: build knowledge and insight about the inequities that exist in our society and systemic injustices that impact our communities, and work with nonprofit leaders to improve and enhance their solutions.
- Professional Network: connect with a growing community of civically engaged professionals from across industries who are eager to build friendships and partnerships with their SVP colleagues.
Fellows will work with two cohorts of organizations in the Full Circle program over the next 10 months. The Fellows program is facilitated by Leigh Solomon Pugliano of Straightforward Consulting. The 2021 Full Circle program is a collaboration between The Forbes Funds and Social Venture Partners (SVP) Pittsburgh.