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Our Team

Lesley Curtis

Lesley Curtis

Founder

Lesley Curtis has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe, the US, and the Caribbean. She holds a Ph.D. from Duke University and is an expert in narrative structure in English and French. Her deep knowledge of stories—how to craft them, how they work, and their value—is on display in the multiple essays and books she has authored. Her works on literature, culture, and gender have been published by leading presses and have appeared in top-rated journals.

Lesley’s experiences showed her that many organizations and individuals alike do not optimally leverage the power of their own stories. She founded Sagely in 2017 to help them do just that. Since then, Lesley and the Sagely team have worked with entities large and small, on projects ranging from the University of California’s new information security policy to the nonprofit Back On My Feet’s new national website.

Jessica Martucci

Jessica Martucci

Senior Consultant

Jessica Martucci is a Senior Consultant with Sagely, where she manages their Accessibility Program and their Gender Equity Training and Assessment Program. A writer, historian, and bioethicist, Jessica is a research fellow at the Science History Institute’s Center for Oral History, leading the Science and Disability Oral History Project. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a postdoctoral fellow at their Perelman School of Medicine. Jessica is an expert in maternal health, public messaging, and issues of diversity and access in STEM. She has worked for multiple nonprofits and educational organizations advancing causes related to healthcare, equity, and the rights of the LGBTQI community.

 

Lisa Carver

Lisa Carver

Senior Consultant

Lisa Carver, Sagely Senior Consultant, is an experienced human resource advisor and entrepreneur. She specializes in employee assessments, instructional design, facilitation, professional coaching, and strategic planning. As a consultant, Lisa has worked with large companies, including PepsiCo, government organizations, including the Federal Law Enforcement Training Agency, and schools, including the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has also advised political campaigns and advocacy groups, including the Minimum Wage Increase Initiative, and has served as a speech coach for TEDx. Lisa is passionate about helping organizations improve. She creates sustainable solutions and is an expert in communication strategy. Lisa holds degrees in history, communications, and political science and is a certified trainer on multiple topics, including Leader Effectiveness, Workplace Diversity, and Customer Satisfaction.

 

Ron Osborn

Ron Osborn

Senior Consultant

Ron Osborn is a Senior Consultant with Sagely. He has worked with humanitarian and human rights organizations in Kosovo, Guinea, and Sudan and has expertise in intercultural communication and conflict transformation. Currently, he serves as Executive Director of the John Weidner Foundation. Ron was a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College and a Fulbright Scholar to Myanmar. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southern California.

 

Nina Rodriguez

Nina Rodriguez

Web Designer

Sagely partners with web designer, Nina Rodriguez, who specializes in content strategy and effective design for nonprofits and small businesses. She knows that collaboration is at the heart of every successful creative process, which is why she works closely with clients to make sure their websites, logos, and design meet their objectives. As cofounder of Rock Two Associates, she is also a successful entrepreneur and uses these skills to benefit her clients. Nina, a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, has created spectacular sites for organizations in Arkansas, Connecticut, Texas, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

 

Tina Aitala Engblom

Tina Aitala Engblom

Graphic Designer

Sagely partners with graphic designer Tina Aitala Engblom, who has spent nearly two decades working with multiple organizations, including nonprofits, schools, and healthcare providers in the Philadelphia area. She expertly designs marketing materials, logos, identity systems, publications, and social media and web graphics, creating synergy between image and word to produce striking and effective communications. Tina holds degrees in both design and psychology.

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