Welcome Suki McCoy, new Director of Operations at Ada Initiative

Suki McCoy, Director of Operations

Suki McCoy, Director of Operations

We’re thrilled to announce that Suki McCoy has joined the Ada Initiative as our new Director of Operations, allowing Valerie and Mary to grow and expand programs like AdaCamp, the Allies Workshop, and anti-harassment campaigns.

An experienced operations and finance officer, Suki McCoy comes to the Ada Initiative from See Change, a San Francisco-based research and evaluation firm that partnered with organizations specializing in the issues of social justice and youth development and advocacy. As a managing partner, Suki worked closely with community groups and others to distill qualitative and quantitative findings into usable knowledge for socially forward programs and the larger field of philanthropy.

Suki’s interest in social justice began during her time working as a private and, later, municipal investigator in San Francisco. Her efforts investigating area elder-abuse cases helped strongly develop her need to work in the advocacy arena.

Suki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, and is returning to school to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health. When she is not hiking with her dogs, she usually can be found reading, gardening or perfecting her amazing homemade pizza.

Suki joins the Ada Initiative at a fortunate time, as Mary Gardiner, presently Director of Operations and Research, will be taking indefinite maternity leave from December 6. While she is no longer head of operations, Mary plans to return to a director role at the Ada Initiative in 2014. We welcome Suki and eagerly look forward to Mary’s return!