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Ila Shah

Ila Shah

Associate Partner, (she/her/hers)

“I am the proud daughter of immigrants who grew up in a household that held a deep value for education.  I was fortunate to have been surrounded by books as a child and was inspired and mentored by wonderful educators throughout my educational career.  I became deeply curious about gaps in our educational system when I became highly engaged in a tutoring program in Lawrence, MA.  I worked with students who were first generation like myself, but they had varying degrees of access and support.  I experienced firsthand the implications that would have on their lives and knew then that I would dedicate my career to equal access and opportunity efforts within the educational sector.”


  • Ila was a Search Consultant at Commongood Careers for over 6 years.  In this capacity, Ila led over 40 searches and successfully hired key executive positions for a variety of non-profit organizations across the US in areas including education, healthcare, and philanthropy. In her consultancy roles, Ila was responsible for managing client relationships and conducting organizational needs assessments while also devising and implementing candidate recruitment and hiring strategies. 
  • Ila served as the Managing Director of the College for Social Innovation (CFSI).  As Managing Director, Ila led key hiring processes and the development of talent development strategies and operational systems for growth.
  • Ila holds a Bachelors of Arts from Wesleyan University and completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.


Ila loves to explore new places and spends as much as she can traveling to places both near and far with her family.  When they aren’t on the road, on any given night, she can be found challenging one of her three kids to a game of Bananagrams, going for walks around the neighborhood or searching for her next read!

Our team

Allison Wyatt

Co-Founder and Partner (she/her/hers)

Angelica Molero

Principal (she/her/ella)

Ben Crosby

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Brett Kunsch

Senior Recruitment Consultant (he/him/his)

BriAnn Gibson

Recruitment Consultant (she/her/hers)

Celena Jenkins

Recruitment Consultant (she/her/hers)

Christina Greenberg

Co-Founder and Partner (she/her/hers)

Christina Pfeiffer

Strategy & Operations Manager (she/her/hers)

Clair Clauson

Senior Manager of HR and Operations (she/her/hers)

Corina Ramos

Recruitment Associate (she/her/hers)

Danielle Tate

Talent Equity Consulting Associate (she/her/hers)

Dayne Castillo

Marketing Associate (she/her/hers)

Elise Austin

Staff Accountant (she/her/hers)

Emma Chow

Special Assistant (she/her/hers)

Floricet Diaz

Recruitment Associate (she/her/hers)

Hadley Kornacki

Senior Recruitment Consultant (she/her/hers)

Ila Shah

Associate Partner, (she/her/hers)

Jennifer Svendsen, PhD

Principal (she/her/hers)

Joanna Norko

Special Projects Associate (she/her/hers)

Jonathan Howard

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Julie Wargo - Senior Compensation Consultant

Julie Wargo

Senior Compensation Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kaelan Forbes

Talent Management Associate (she/her/hers)

Kara Patrovic - Analyst

Kara Patrovic

Analyst (she/they)

Karl Stuebe - Special Assistant

Karl Stuebe

Special Assistant (he/him/his)

Kevin Bryant

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Kevin Haroldo Ramirez

Talent Equity Consultant (he/him)

Marissa McNeil - Analyst

Marissa McNeil

Analyst (she/her/hers)

Mary Joan Evans

Recruitment Operations Manager (she/her/hers)

Nathaniel Browning

Talent Equity Consulting Associate (he/him/his)

Nautrie Jones

Nautrie Jones

Principal (she/her/hers)

Nina Bhatia - Principal

Nina Bhatia

Principal (she/her/hers)

Ron Rapatalo

Associate Partner (he/siya)

Serena Moy

Principal (she/her/hers)

Toren Triepke - Special Assistant

Toren Triepke

Special Assistant (she/her/hers)

Travonnie Mackey

Travonnie Mackey

Associate Partner (she/her/hers)

Zachary Harr

Senior Recruitment Consultant (he/him/his)


Put your values to work. Act on equity.

We believe equity isn’t a box to check. It’s a daily action. Someone’s unique identity isn’t something to overcome–when paired with the right opportunity, it becomes one of their greatest professional assets. We exist to empower social impact organizations to recognize and overcome unconscious bias, racism and sexism so they can build a workforce that reflects and strengthens the communities they serve.