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Rachael Gibson and Tom LaSalvia Join Raffa's Nonprofit Sustainability, Search and Succession Practice ​​| News Release​
Washington, D.C. – Rachael Gibson and Tom LaSalvia join Raffa, P.C. as part of the  consulting firm’s growing Nonprofit Sustainability, Search and Succession practice

Gibson most recently served as the President/CEO of Mosaica, a nationally known consulting organization focused on capacity building and program evaluation for nonprofits, foundations, and government entities. She brings more than a decade of management consulting experience related to strategic planning, leadership development, board development, fundraising, and program evaluation. 

Gibson’s role at Raffa will be to co-lead the sustainability and succession planning engagements and be part of Raffa’s efforts to build the field of succession and transition planning and other capacity building services for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. 

LaSalvia will serve as a Senior Consultant on the Nonprofit Sustainability, Succession and Transition Planning  team. Prior to joining Raffa, he served as Manager of Consulting and Executive Transitions at Third Sector New England, where he led their organizational transition and executive search practice. LaSalvia brings more than 20 years of senior executive and management consulting experience across multiple sectors to Raffa.  

LaSalvia’s role at Raffa is to help build the succession, sustainability, transition and search  practice and to bring his experience in evaluation and program development to Raffa’s work in expanding its consulting practice and contributing to the strengthening of the transition consulting field r nationally. 

“In January, we welcomed Tom Adams and Karen Schuler of TransitionGuides and their team​ to Raffa. As part of our commitment to building the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector, we are intentionally expanding our attention to helping organizations prepare for the number of major leadership transitions occurring throughout the sector, and ensuring that executive search is done in a way that builds the capacity of the organization and the sector,” said Tom Raffa, CEO and Managing Partner of Raffa, P.C. 

“Raffa seeks to actively contribute to the growth and development of​ the field of succession, sustainability and search planning,” added Raffa. “Rachael and Tom both bring decades of experience and will enable us to do more in this arena and continue to broaden the value we bring to our clients and the nonprofit sector overall.”

About Raffa
Founded in 1984, Raffa is an accounting, consulting and technology firm based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to service and community.  As a B-Corp certified, national Top 100, “Best of the Best” CPA advisory firm specializing in nonprofits and socially-responsible businesses, Raffa performs high-quality audits annually and provides support to help organizations across the country effectively and efficiently manage their most critical processes. The firm’s highly specialized professionals provide planning, consulting and compliance services to entrepreneurs, families, nonprofits and social enterprises.  Offering a deep bench of expertise across an array of services, including accounting and tax, human resources, technology and consulting, Raffa’s client-centric, customized approach helps each client meet its potential and ensures each client’s success is sustained and maintained.