The SISGI Beyond Good Ideas Foundation Presents...

2018 Social Change Career Series

Our Next Conversation

April 3, 2018

3 pm Eastern



The Social Change Career Series highlights the diversity of work and professional experiences related to social good. Speakers work in Nonprofit, Philanthropy, Government and Corporate roles and share their career journey, work life, and professional experiences with an online audience. The conversation is part of the Social Change Leadership Program at the SISGI Group and led by Thenera Bailey, President/CEO. Current Social Change Leadership program participants, alums and the public are invited to ask questions and connect with the speakers in this unique online conversation on social change careers. 


Engage with industry thought leaders who will share their career journey and current role in creating social change and social good.  

Bethany Housman

Director, Promise Corps; Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

February 28, 2018

Renee Flagler

Executive Director, Girls Inc. Long Island

 March 8, 2018 

Rose Marquez

Executive Directer, Cha Piyeh, Inc.

April 3, 2018  

Danielle Marshall

Executive Director, Playworks Baltimore

May 2018

Michelle Siri

Executive Director, The Women's Law Center of Maryland 

June 6, 2018 

Jacqueline Johnson

Executive Director, Connecticut Commission for Community Service and Division Director of Programs and Student Services

August 2018 

Dr. Kristen Guillory 


September 18, 2018


More Information Soon

October 2018

Catherine (Cat) Keen, MSW, MBA

National Services Program Director, Volunteer Florida

November 1, 2018


More Information Soon

December 2018

Speakers in 2016

Hear the recordings from our converstions with speakers in the 2016 Career Series

2016 Recordings

Speakers in 2017

Hear the recordings from our converstions with speakers in the 2017 Career Series  

2017 Recordings

We'll be announcing additional speakers for 2018 and 2019 soon. Click the button to be the first to know when that happens.  

April's Speaker... 

Rose Marquez

Executive Director, Cha Piyeh Inc.

Rose Marquez is an enrolled tribal member of the Ohkay Owingeh Nation in Northern New Mexico and serves as the Executive Director for Cha Piyeh, Inc. , which translates to “lending money” in the Tewa language, and is a Native Community Financial Institution (CDFI) and 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Cha Piyeh was developed to address a housing shortage in Ohkay Owingeh and to make home ownership a reality for Tribal Members. Through Rose’s administration and determination, services have become more accessible and Cha Piyeh has also expanded to seven other Pueblos, making the lending area available to over 10,000 people.  

Rose has spearheaded the development of client relations which have resulted in revitalizing the organization and closing on over 100 loans, totaling $1.3 million. Rose has overseen and has participated with staff to provide over 90 financial education courses through group classes and one on one sessions. Most recently, Rose has worked towards a major merger between two other Native CDFI’s, including Native Community Finance based out of Laguna Pueblo, NM and Native Capital Access based out of Tempe, Arizona. By joining forces the newly reformed Native CDFI will be the premiere lending capital and development services for Native Americans in the Southwest.  

Rose will also celebrate her fifth year at Cha Piyeh and is a proud mother to four children and grandmother to five grandchildren and a sixth on the way. In her time outside of the office she enjoys riding her Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Do It Yourself Projects at home and attending sporting events for her grandchildren.

Rose is a 2017 Nonprofit Executive Leadership Academy Fellow with the SISGI Group

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A program of the SISGI Beyond Good Ideas Foundation 

SISGI Beyond Good Ideas Foundation A 501 (c) 3 Charitable Organization and the nonprofit division of the SISGI Group focused on preparation, education and collaboration within the social sector. We strive to increase the capacity of changemakers and organizations working for social good.

Social Change Leadership Program

The Social Change Leadership Program prepares individuals to solve pressing social problems. Participants include college students, community leaders and nonprofit staff interested in gaining and increasing their skills to problem solve, strategize, and collaborate around issues they are passion about changing through their careers. Preparing students to enter the workforce with practical experience and providing leadership training to current professionals, increases the effectiveness of the social sector and enhances efforts for lasting social change.  

We provide strategic resources to increase the effectiveness, knowledge and capacity of individuals, groups and organizations leading mission driven work and entrepreneurial ventures.