Who We Are

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) is the only university-based center with a singular focus on philanthropy for social impact. Founded in 2006 as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School, it is a trusted source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good.

In areas as diverse as closing the achievement gap in the U.S., effective disaster relief, and major global public health issues such as malaria and child mortality, the Center translates the best available information into actionable guidance for those looking to make the greatest difference in the lives of others. Put simply, success to us means moving more money to do more good.

Our multidisciplinary team’s work is characterized by a focus on social impact, an approach that leverages the best available information, and a commitment to making our guidance available and actionable for a wide-range of impact-focused funders.

Our Team

Our senior team has substantive experience on a range of domestic and international issues; evaluation and program design; and strategy and operations. Our backgrounds and networks allow us to quickly ramp up our project-based capacity through strategic use of consultants, fellows, practitioners, academics, and graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Core team members’ backgrounds and our network also allow us to synthesize information across a wide array of disciplines to determine the most promising approaches for achieving positive, social change.

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Katherina (Kat) Rosqueta

Founding Executive Director, Adjunct Faculty


Hanh La

Director, Applied Research & Analysis

Kelly Andrews

Kelly J. Andrews

Director, Knowledge Management and Marketing

Neha D. Butala

Neha D. Butala

Social Impact Fellow

Conor Carroll

Conor P. Carroll

Social Impact Fellow

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Mariah Casias

Social Impact Fellow

Michelle Evans-Chase

Michelle Evans-Chase

Senior Research Analyst


Anne Ferola

Director, Education & Strategic Partnerships


Patricia Jia

Communications and Marketing Associate


Melissa Ortiz

Applied Research Analyst


Emily F. Seeburger

Applied Research Analyst

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Tamla M. Tinsley

Program Coordinator

Kristen Ward

Kristen K. Ward

Social Impact Fellow

Advisors/Senior Fellows


Ronald G. Albahary

Senior Advisor


Carra Cote-Ackah

Senior Fellow


Paul Heller

Senior Fellow


Katherine Hovde

Senior Advisor, Education

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Richard A. Marker

Faculty Co-Director for Executive Education Programs


Carol McLaughlin

Senior Advisor, Global Public Health

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Barbara Ricci

Senior Advisor, Behavioral Health

Faculty Fellows

Our Center’s home in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) provides a unique opportunity to engage preeminent scholars and graduate students committed to social justice, social impact, and positive social change. Starting in the Fall of 2017, our inaugural faculty fellows program represents a more structured opportunity for faculty experts to contribute to our work. In addition to ensuring the rigor of CHIP’s guidance, program participation helps expand researchers’ networks and perspectives in a way that strengthens future scholarship, especially by affiliated post docs and other graduate students. Find the bios of our Faculty Fellows here.

Recent Alumni

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), as part of the Penn School for Social Policy and Practice (SP2), is committed to educating and growing the community of philanthropy, nonprofit, and policy leaders, researchers, and practitioners. Find the bios of our recent program alumni here.