Lauren Atwell

As an executive assistant at Spring Point Partners (SPP), Lauren Atwell supports both the Chief Investment Officer and the Chief Learning Officer. Lauren collaborates with staff across the office to facilitate scheduling and workflow. Born and raised in Philly, Lauren enjoys spending time with family in Ocean City, biking, reading, and listening to true crime […]

Julie Paturzo

Julie serves as the Senior Program Officer for Ember at Spring Point, supporting partners working at the intersection of equity and human-centered learning. Julie brings previous experience leading partner engagement for teaching-related causes. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, running, and exploring Philly (and beyond) with her husband, daughter, and dog.”

Andy Kucer

As the Senior Program Officer for The Hive at Spring Point, Andy Kucer brings a passion for strength-based youth development, research, and systems change to his role. In helping to lead the portfolio, Andy applies his previous experience in leadership roles at national and local organizations in the legal services, youth development, and affordable housing […]

Alison Zimmer

As an executive assistant at Spring Point Partners (SPP), Alison Zimmer supports both the EVP of Impact and the Director of Impact Operations. A passionate people person with upbeat energy, Alison loves to collaborate and organize across the organization by coordinating schedules, workflow, and relationships. She lives in Philadelphia with her two rescue dogs.

Joanna Visser Adjoian

Joanna Visser Adjoian, Esq., serves as a senior program officer for Spring Point Partners. A nationally recognized youth justice advocate, and former nonprofit founder and leader, Joanna leverages her experience in the field to identify organizations and partners that align with Spring Point’s strategic focus on social justice, specifically related to racial and gender equity […]

Danielle Laws

Danielle Laws serves as Spring Point Partners’ events coordinator. She ensures smooth logistics and welcoming experiences at SPP’s partner gatherings and learning opportunities. Danielle has three daughters and one dog.

Uva Coles

Uva Coles serves as Chief Learning Officer for Spring Point Partners. As the organization’s internal learning muscle, Uva’s leadership ensures that learning and equity are woven through every aspect of the organization. A mother of two boys, Uva is a lifelong teacher and student who believes you make every room you step into a classroom. […]

Simran Sidhu

Simran Sidhu serves as EVP of Impact for Spring Point Partners. Simran took the helm in building The Hive, one of the inaugural impact programs at SPP. She currently oversees the breadth of Spring Point’s grantmaking and impact investments with a practitioner’s perspective, centering equity and justice throughout. Simran is also a mother of two, […]

Sidney Battle

Sidney Battle serves as a program officer for Spring Point Partners. Led by a deep sense of service, Sidney collaborates closely with The Hive partners to work toward a brighter future for young people. She has a passion for animals; is an avid reader of thriller and crime; loves to hike and organize her home; […]

Meredith Nastasi 

Meredith Nastasi serves as VP of Strategic Priorities & President’s Office for Spring Point Partners. Her leadership ensures that SPP’s strategic direction is always values aligned. She played a foundational role in the origins of SPP and, as a member of the leadership team, maintains a bird’s-eye view, making sure that growth and success are […]

Margot Kane

Margot Kane serves as Chief Investment Officer for Spring Point Partners. Her leadership helps the organization deploy investment as a tool across the portfolio. Margot draws on her deep experience designing blended investment strategies to build our investment capacity and to activate SPP’s impact-first focus. Margot is a mother of two who enjoys cooking, tennis, […]

Maggie Rwakazina

Maggie Rwakazina serves as a program officer for Spring Point Partners and strives to support Delta partners working toward equity in water utilities. A mother of two who (naturally) loves swimming in nature, Maggie strives to teach her kids to be good global citizens.  

Laura McHugh

Laura McHugh serves as Director of Impact Operations for Spring Point Partners. An inaugural member of the SPP team, Laura brings nearly 20 years’ experience blending social policy and direct practice to her role in leading program officers’ efforts to support grantee partners across our portfolio. Her work deepens partnerships with grantees and makes the […]

Keya Williams 

As Chief Financial Officer for Spring Point Partners, Keya Williams ensures the organization’s finance systems are responsive and adaptive in delivering our funding commitments to partners. In her free time, Keya enjoys hanging out with her son, volunteering and supporting various community causes, watching movies, visiting museums, and traveling.

Kathy Stepanek

Kathy Stepanek is a member of the Finance Team at Spring Point Partners, serving as the Grants and Contracts Analyst. Her current position at SPP combines her skills in training, finance and data systems with her passion for service. Kathy is an outdoor adventurer and enjoys hosting neighborhood gatherings around a fire pit.

Kassandre Harrington

Kassandre Harrington is the Executive Administrator of the President’s Office at Spring Point Partners, where she supports both the President & the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. She brings her infectious laughter to everything from streamlining calendars to corralling projects across different teams. Kassandre enjoys volunteering as the head chef for her community’s food pantry […]

Jonida Kamberaj 

Jonida serves as Senior Accountant at Spring Point Partners. She handles wide-ranging aspects of the organization’s financial operations, including maintaining the investments database and facilitating accounts payable. Jonida’s favorite hobbies are ballroom dancing and photography.

Joanna Berwind

As the leader of a multinational, cross-sector enterprise, Joanna Berwind occupies many roles at the intersection of business, impact, social work, and youth development. Currently a co-chair of the board and a trustee for the Berwind Corporation, a fifth-generation family-owned investment management company, Joanna has contributed to the company’s growth for more than 20 years […]

Jessica Berwind

Jessica Berwind sits at the intersection of learning, art, and business in her role at a multinational, cross-sector enterprise. Jessica currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors and a Trustee of the Berwind Corporation, a fifth-generation family-owned investment management company. In 2017, she and her siblings established Spring Point Partners (SPP) to […]

James Berwind 

James Berwind works at the intersection of animal welfare, business and social impact, playing critical roles at a multinational, cross-sector enterprise. He is currently a member of the Board of Advisors and a Trustee of the Berwind Corporation, a fifth-generation family-owned investment management company. In 2017, he and his siblings established Spring Point Partners (SPP) […]

Emily Ambash

Emily Ambash serves as Communications Manager for Spring Point Partners. She amplifies SPP’s collective impact and shapes its brand strategy, ensuring all messaging and design aligns with the organization’s values. A natural storyteller with a background in arts advocacy and digital marketing, Emily combines her creative and technical expertise in SPP’s inaugural internal communications role. […]

Colleen Watts

As the Data & Operations Analyst for the Impact Team at Spring Point Partners, Colleen Watts works closely with partners to ensure that we are meeting the reporting needs of each other’s systems. Colleen came to SPP to further understand how to approach mission-focused work from an impact investment and grantmaking perspective. Colleen loves outdoor […]

Chetana Mirle

Chetana Mirle serves as the program director for Life of Riley, Spring Point Partners’ signature program advancing animal welfare by investing in diverse leadership and community-driven solutions. At SPP, she works to amplify more inclusive narratives that strengthen the animal welfare movement and lead to real change. An environmentalist, minimalist, and vegan, she cares deeply […]

Chelsea Hicks

As Manager of the President’s Office at Spring Point Partners, Chelsea Hicks supports both the President & the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives on organization-wide initiatives and special projects. At SPP, Chelsea focuses her equity lens on the organization’s planning, processes, and culture, guiding the team mindfully toward its project goals. A reader and recovering […]

Charles J. Heston

Charles J. Heston serves as Operations Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the EVP of Operations for Spring Point Partners. His management of SPP’s office space ensures that equity and accessibility meet visitors at the front door and that the organization’s values are reflected in everything from recyclable coffee cups to artwork on the walls. Charles […]