Staff

Celia Kutz

Co-Director - Celia Kutz has been with Training for Change since 2009 and is both Trainer and Director for this dynamic grassroots-led training organization. Born in rural Western, NY Celia has led student boycotts in Montreal, healing justice at the Republican National Convention Protests, direct action trainings protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline and numerous other trainings with grassroot movement groups in the U.S. and sometimes internationally!


Betsy Raasch-Gilman

Bookkeeper - Betsy Raasch-Gilman facilitates meetings and teaches groups about group process, consensus decision-making, and productive conflict. Training for boards of nonprofit organizations and cooperative businesses is a particular strong point for her. Additionally, she helps activists involved in campaigns to think strategically about their next moves.
 


Zein Nakhoda

Co-Director - Zein is a organizer, trainer, and media maker based in Philadelphia. He's organized around environmental justice, worked with community media organizations in Philly, and is in political community with LeftRoots and the Maypop Collective. He has been connected to Training for Change for over seven years through trainings and coaching and joined as Co-Director in 2017.
 


Ali Roseberry-Polier

Office Manager - Ali is an organizer and storyteller living in Philadelphia. She’s worked towards environmental justice, racial justice, and queer liberation through running campaigns, designing exhibits, and planning workshops.