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MACP announces new hires from Q3, Q4 2023

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

We are pleased to announce five new team members joined MACP in Q3 and Q4 2023. The group brings a myriad of talents, perspectives, and abilities to the organization, specifically to our Quality of Life program, Events, Talent Development, Investments, and Legal work.

Please join us in welcoming them to our team.

Collin Ballou, Associate General Counsel. Collin (he/him) is Associate General Counsel on MACP’s Legal Team, primarily supporting MACP’s grantmaking efforts. He is a dedicated legal professional focused on making a mission-based impact through collaborative problem solving and is deeply committed to advancing DEIJ through his work. Prior to MACP, he was an Assistant Attorney General in the Charities Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office for more than eight years, overseeing charitable and nonprofit organizations. Collin has a juris doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota. While in law school, he represented people with lower incomes in the Civil Practice Clinic, participated in the Asylum Law Project, and was a managing editor for Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice.

Karen Fogg, Program Officer, International Health. Karen (she/her) leads the international health grantmaking and strategic plan development within the Quality of Life program. This work includes building partnerships with grant recipients and other key individuals and organizations, measuring and analyzing program impact and effectiveness, and developing and overseeing grants. Prior to MACP, she was the Maternal and Child Health Section Manager at the Minnesota Department of Health. Before that, she was a Senior Maternal Health advisor at the United States Agency for International Development for ten years. Karen has a master’s degree in public health from Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University.

Kaajal Kavathekar, Events Coordinator. Kaajal (she/her) is the Events Coordinator on the Human Resources/Administration and Administrative Support teams. She is responsible for planning and executing internal and external events and meetings, including board and investment meetings, grantee convenings, annual Culture Club activities, and other MACP events. Prior to MACP, she was the Private & Corporate Events Manager at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Prior to becoming an Event Planner Kaajal spent sixteen years as a Forensic DNA Analyst working in Crime Labs in Minnesota and Georgia. Kaajal has a master’s degree in forensic genetics from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Regina, Canada.

Alex Tang, Senior Investment Analyst, Risk Management and Asset Allocation. Alex (he/him) provides support to MACP’s Investment team with a focus on strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction, managing the Risk Premia allocation, and maintaining portfolio analytics. Alex brings a strong technical background and experience in quantitative research. Prior to MACP, he was Associate Vice President and Quantitative Research Strategist at Rockefeller Capital Management. Alex has a master’s degree in mathematics of finance from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in economics with a supplementary major in applied mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

May Thao-Schuck, Director, Talent Development. May (she/her) is responsible for setting and implementing talent development strategy and talent acquisition for the Human Resources team. In addition, she partners and collaborates with leaders and managers across the organization to ensure team members are supported in their continued development and have access to resources to grow in their role and beyond. Prior to MACP, she was Vice President of Career and Professional Development at St. Catherine University. May has a doctorate in organization development and change from the University of St. Thomas, a master’s in business administration with an emphasis in leadership from Argosy University, and a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Minnesota.