NIKI NICASTRO McCUISTION
Niki Nicastro McCuistion is a serial entrepreneur dedicated to helping organizations develop and implement strategies for transformational culture change, peak performance and profitability. As a consultant, coach and speaker, she works with companies internationally and locally aligning purpose, performance and people, in governance processes, strategic planning facilitation and engaging employees.
Niki combines her education, a Masters in philanthropy and development, and an MBA in leadership and governance with hands on business and nonprofit CEO experience. She has served on the boards on numerous nonprofits. Niki is the author/ co-author of several business books including the just released Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise. Her honorifics include being a Malone Fellow and an International Women of Peace.
She is the executive producer/ producer of the independent award winning McCuistion program, now in its 25th year on PBS, and the film maker for the controversial Roots of War- The Road to Peace documentary on 9/11, which took her from Iraq to Syria numerous times. She believes and works toward peaceful resolution, collaboration and transformation in organizations and countries- and believes all things are possible if we show gracious dignity and respect towards others differences.
Anthony Pace is leds Pace Social Enterprise Consulting (www.paceSEconsulting.com), whose emphasis is on non-profit sustainability through revenue expansion. Pace has a rich blend of business experience earned within the nonprofit, private and public sectors. He was the Executive Director of the PLAN Fund from 2005 to 2011, a microfinance organization targeted to low and moderate income small business owners. He is a marketer by profession, holding various corporate marketing positions at Sprint and UPS from 1991-2005 and worked in economic development at St. Kitts/ Nevis’ Mission to the United Nations for four years. He holds graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University (International Relations) and New York University (MBA) and has B.A. from Connecticut College.
Marianne is a business professional having over 25 years in the wholesale and retail industry, and over 3 years in non-profit social enterprises. Born and raised in Chicago, she was working as the Sr. Product Development Manager at JCPenney when she was promoted and relocated as Buyer to their corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas. After a career spanning nearly 20 years with the company she moved to Fitz and Floyd and became the VP of Product Management, and then an 8-year tenure at Tandy Brands Accessories as VP Belts & Wallets. She came to Catholic Charities Fort Worth in 2013 as the General Manager of WORN, a CCFW social enterprise, where she was soon promoted to Sr. Director of Social Enterprises. Her current position is Vice President of Social Enterprises at CCFW. Her exceptional skills in project and team management, budgeting and financial analysis, communication, negotiations, and strategic planning have resulted in the successful oversight of three current social enterprises at CCFW (Translation & Interpretation Network, Immigration Services, and Transportation Services), as well as the planning and development of future enterprises.
Kirsten is an avid believer in the power of business to create lasting social change. After graduating from TCU (Go Frogs) with a background in entrepreneurship, management, and marketing, she decided to make Fort Worth her permanent home. Combining her love of startups and helping others, she is now the Director of Social Enterprise overseeing Clean Slate at Presbyterian Night Shelter.
Clean Slate is an employment-based social enterprise program that erases the barriers preventing the homeless clients of Presbyterian Night Shelter from working. The program provides job skill training, employment, and case management in order to give Clean Slate employees the resources they need move out into their own home. Since its founding in September 2016, Clean Slate has launched a commercial janitorial business, litter removal service, and commercial kitchen rental.