Sylvia is passionate about creating social change and believes in the vital role of nonprofits in empowering people and communities. As an Envision consultant, Sylvia draws on her 20 years of experience in various capacities with nonprofits: board member, volunteer and staff, including 11 years of experience in executive-level roles at organizations such as Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, YWCA, and Pasadena Senior Center. She has also served as a member of an advisory committee for a nationwide centennial fundraising campaign and has co-chaired a national steering committee on professional development for fundraisers. Prior to joining Envision, Sylvia worked as an independent consultant, providing political campaign management, fundraising and communications services to candidates and nonprofits in Los Angeles and Pasadena.
Whether it’s strategic planning, messaging, expanding and retaining a supporter base, establishing targeted and cost-effective donor programs, planning for growth, or some other transformational endeavor, Sylvia is energized to work with the people who make a nonprofit’s mission possible. She is always fueled by good coffee and sometimes fueled by delicious tater tots.