Farron Levy, founder and CEO of True Impact, is an expert in social impact measurement, having helped hundreds of corporations, foundations, and nonprofits – including Allstate, Deloitte, FedEx, GE, Harvard University, Home Depot, Junior Achievement, Newman’s Own Foundation, United Way Worldwide, Verizon, and Wells Fargo, among others – use practical performance metrics to prove and improve the value of their community investments. Prior to founding True Impact, Farron was executive director of a CitySkills, a nonprofit dedicated to inner-city workforce development; a partner and director of cost-benefit-analysis services at SmithOBrien, a social auditing firm; and an analyst with Industrial Economics, Inc., an environmental and economic consulting firm.
Farron has also managed urban economic development projects for the Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants and the Social Venture Network; served as an advisor to City Year, New Profit, and CitySoft; and was a member of the Reimagining Service Council. Farron earned an MPP in Business and Government Policy from Harvard University, and a BS with university honors from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sadie Miller, director of customer success, provides clients with in-depth research, analysis, and project management services. Sadie implements True Impact’s grants, volunteer, board service, and pro bono measurement and benchmarking initiatives and specializes in social impact evaluation. She brings expertise in civic engagement, community partnership development, and policy analysis, having worked at Williams College, Campus Compact, The Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Brandeis Center for Youth and Communities. Sadie earned an MPP in Social Policy from Brandeis University and a BA in sociology from Smith College.
Sara Ansell, client success manager, supports clients in the reporting process through technical assistance and training. Sara brings expertise in nonprofit program management, technical assistance, reporting, and evaluation through her former work with the UW Madison Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and Mathematica Policy Research. Sara graduated with a Master of Social Work and a Master of Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Haverford College.
Chelsea Takamine, client success manager, supports both corporate and nonprofit clients in implementing True Impact's measurement solutions. Chelsea's expertise in public health, program management, operations, and partnership development comes from her former roles at University of Vermont's Center on Rural Addition, OpenIDEO, and the Public Health Institute, among others. Chelsea graduated with a Master of Public Health and a BS in Biology from The George Washington University.
Emerson Sarmiento is director of sales and business development for True Impact, having spent 14 years as a sales executive and consulting manager with FactSet Research Systems, a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. Emerson continues to serve as president of Parktivity, a 501(c)3 he co-founded in 2011 to build parks and facilitate afterschool activities for kids in needy communities (including the Philippines and India) to inspire creativity, problem solving, and team work.
Bert Sarmiento, manager of sales and business development, introduces True Impact enterprise measurement solutions to our prospective clients. Bert brings 20+ years of consultative sales experience from a range of different sectors including finance, e-commerce, and nonprofit. Bert studied Computer Engineering at Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Eric Hilberg, product manager, is responsible for data analysis and the design, development, and deployment of True Impact's measurement tools. Eric's prior experience includes development and implementation of enterprise-class information systems at Bank of America; and servicing clients including Burger King Corporation, Jackson Health Systems, and Alienware, as a principle at Hank Industries, an IT management consulting firm. Eric also founded Dynasonix LLC, a digital music distribution company, and the Boston College Venture Competition. Eric earned a BS/BA from Boston College.
Charlie Fontana, software engineer, is responsible for the support and evolution of the True Impact platform. Charlie has held senior development roles at SportsHi, Kindaba, and Trio Rewards, as well as other startup initiatives. Charlie studied systems engineering and computer software at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.
Lion Burger, software engineer, is responsible for the development and support of the True Impact platform. Lion is a long-time software developer and entrepreneur, having held senior roles at TruEquity, TabTale, 3DVU, and Texas instruments among others. Lion earned an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Science, both from Open University of Israel.