Bertha Haro – Director of Business Development, Great Minds in STEM

Developing America’s Workforce Nucleus

Mashea Ashton

Bertha Haro

Director of Business Development, Great Minds in STEM

 Executive Transformational Leader

➢ Accomplished nonprofit executive with over a decade of success in leadership roles focused on workforce initiatives and collegiate academic programs that help launch careers.

➢ Experience in interim executive director role leading a $3.5 million nonprofit with team of 50 employees. Agency ranked #1 with the highest job placement rate, out of 15 organizations in the region.

➢ Consistently identify opportunities that result in attaining and surpassing performance goals, growing donor roster, and exceeding expectations.


❖   M.S., Public Administration, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

❖   B.S., Sociology (emphasis on Youth Development), California State University, Los Angeles, CA

❖   Certificate, Executive Leadership Program, USC Marshall School of Business

❖   Fellowship, Southern California Leadership Network, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

❖   Certificate, Human Resource Management, California State University, Los Angeles

❖   Certificate, Grant Writing, Pasadena City College

Board Affiliations

❖   President-Elect, Board of Directors, California State University, Los Angeles, Alumni Association

❖   Coach and Advisor, USC Executive Leadership Program

❖   Industry Advisory Council Member, Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles

Professional Experience @Great Minds in STEM, Los Angeles, CA

❖   Director of Business Development, 9 years, directly reporting to the Chief Executive Officer

❖   Senior Development Manager, 5 years

❖   Directed and mentored fund development representatives and administrative team members, provide training and strategic guidance on prospecting and closing complex fundraising deals

❖   Produced 150% growth in 7 years by raising investments of current donors and acquiring new supporters

❖   Maximized fund development revenue by diversifying portfolio with donors from a range of industry sectors

❖   Played key role in leading integration of a MentorNet, into the GMiS development campaigns

❖   Improved fund development efficiency with the introduction of the organization’s first CRM system

❖   Increased scholarships awarded to students 20% by expanding program funding options