Mara Cooper

Mara Cooper

Mara Cooper

Senior Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

“I have been fortunate that my career journey has taken me from the tree view to the full forest view of ways to serve students, families and communities throughout Philadelphia. Whether in my role as teacher, postsecondary advisor, administrator or in talent and recruitment I have learned that there is nothing more important than forging relationships with people and organizations that are mission driven and equity focused. At Edgility I will be able to continue my journey of serving schools and communities across the country.”


  • Before joining Edgility, Mara helped to build the Talent Outreach and Marketing function at Mastery Schools of Philadelphia and Camden.
  • Mara began her career at Mastery Schools in 2002 as a Humanities teacher, was a Postsecondary Advisor and then the Assistant Director of Postsecondary Initiatives supporting Postsecondary advising teams at six of Mastery’s Philadelphia high schools.
  • Mara holds a BA from Penn State University in Comparative Literature and a M.Ed. in Secondary Literature from Temple University.


Mara lives in Philadelphia, PA with her wife, twins, 2 dogs and an unknown quantity of fish. She spends her free time walking the dogs in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Park, reading copious amounts of SciFi and Fantasy novels and shuffling kids to activities like theater, dance and ninja warrior training.


Our team

Allison Wyatt

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

Brandon Rosas

Associate Partner and Vice President of Finance & Administration (he/him/his)

Brett Kunsch

Senior Search Consultant (he/him/his)

Camille Gomez

Executive Assistant (she/her/hers)

Christina Greenberg

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

Christina Pfeiffer

Senior Manager, Organizational Initiatives (she/her/hers)

Corina Hopson

Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Courtney Williams

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Dana DeAngelis

Executive Assistant (she/her/hers)

Danielle Tate

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Dayne Castillo

Digital Marketing Associate (she/her/hers)

Elise Austin

Client Operations & Contracts Specialist (she/her/hers)

Emma Chow

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Hadley Kornacki

Director of Client Services Operations (she/her/hers)

Ila Shah

Partner, (she/her/hers)

Jennifer Svendsen, PhD

Principal (she/her/hers)

Joanna Norko

Marketing Customer Engagement Manager (she/her/hers)

Jonathan Howard

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Joshua Lachs

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Josyanne Roche

Senior Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kaelan Forbes

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kevin Haroldo Ramirez

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (he/him)

Lisa Daly

Senior Human Resources Manager (she/her/hers)

Mara Cooper

Mara Cooper

Senior Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Marissa McNeil - Analyst

Marissa McNeil

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (she/her/hers)

Miranda Cortez

Client Services Special Projects Manager (she/her/ella)

Nathaniel Browning

Talent Equity Consultant (he/him/his)

Nora Maligmat

Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Serena Moy

Principal (she/her/hers)

Tammy Jackson

Associate Partner (she/her/hers)

Toren Triepke

Search Associate (she/her/hers)

Zachary Harr

Senior Consultant, Sourcing Operations (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.