Team Members

Rachel Branaman

Principal Consultant


See Rachel's background and bio here.

Kaitlyn Maloney

Administrative Consultant


Kaitlyn Maloney received her BA in International Studies from American University, and speaks English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.

Kaitlyn worked with UnidosUS, the largest Hispanic nonprofit in the United States prior to becoming a consultant. She also worked in government affairs for Hyundai Motor Company, as an events/operations coordinator for the American Chamber of Commerce - China, and was an English teacher and editor in Beijing, China.

Kaitlyn's areas of expertise include writing– grant proposals, annual reports, donor appeals– as well asresearch, social media management, event planning, and virtual executive assistant services.

Ivy Fairchild

Collaborative Consultant

Ivy Fairchild is the principal of Landmark Consultants, LLC. Ivy works collaboratively on projects with Talem. 

Before creating Landmark, Ivy worked with NCLR, Urban Health Plan, and Columbia University. 

Ivy holds a BA in Sociology from Queens College, a MA in Organizational Development from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She
obtained her certified fundraising executive certification (CFRE) in 2012.

Saadia Ahmed

Project Consultant

Saadia Ahmed graduated in International Studies from Austin College where she intensified her commitment to serving the community. She is a community and thought leader in Dallas/Fort Worth in addition to being the founder and adviser to numerous nonprofit and community initiatives. 

Saadia was awarded the "Trailblazer" award by Texas Muslim Women's Foundation and the "Community Leader of the Year" award by CAIR Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Saadia's areas of expertise include event planning, social media optimization, individual major giving, and annual fund development. 

Ash White

Proposal Writer


Ash White has a BA in English and Theatre from Mary Baldwin University and a MA in English Literature from University of the South. In addition to her work with Talem, she is a high school English teacher.

Amy Fetterman

Project Consultant

Amy Fetterman received her Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and her Doctor in Ministry with a focus on faith-based leadership from Drew University. In addition to her work with Talem Consulting, Amy leads churches in transition for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and serves as an adjunct professor at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.​

Amy's areas of expertise include long-range visioning, leadership development, organizational agility, strategic communications, and interim leadership. 

Nancy Geiger

Office Manager


Nancy Geiger has a Bachelor's in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin as well as a Masters in Special Education from Texas Women's University. ​

Nancy manages Talem's operations and financial management. 

Stephanie Sorge 

Proposal Writer


Stephanie Sorge received her BA in Philosophy from Kenyon College and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Stephanie has worked extensively in a variety of nonprofit settings, including grassroots organizing and nonprofit administration in secular, nonpartisan organizations, and in her current work as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), where she has served on visioning and strategic planning groups at the regional and national levels. 


Stephanie’s areas of expertise include organizational leadership through transition, strategic administrative leadership, systems analysis, and internal and external communications. 

Christine Soliva

Proposal Writer


Christine Soliva has an MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University and an MBA from Loyola University New Orleans. She's currently a board member for Clean Power for Humanity, a nonprofit providing wind and solar energy to remote villages in China and Myanmar. 


Christine's areas of expertise include strategic advisory services, corporation formation, management structures, financial management, as well as, business plan and sales strategy development. ​


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