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Alexandra Mitchell M.P.A.

President & CEO

Alex Mitchell - Pathfinder SolutionsAlexandra Mitchell is the President of Pathfinder Solutions. She has a Master’s in Public Administration, Secondary School Social Studies and English as a Second Language credentials, and 25+ years of experience in program development, organizational capacity building, collaborative strategies, research and evaluation. Alex has always been particularly interested in providing authentic support for underserved populations from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds by fostering positive and tangible outcomes. Her work has been largely dedicated directly to youth, health, the environment and the elderly. For her Masters Thesis, she was on the evaluation team for the victim service response to Columbine. Alex has also directed projects for organizations such as the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, Department of Health and Human Services, and National Center on Aging. She now presents regularly at national conferences and is adjunct faculty at Regis University, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Harvard University Law School, Stanford Social Innovations Review, SAMHSA, Council on Foundation, Forbes and Fast Company are among the publishers of her work. Alex is also the co-author of Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference. This book is dedicated to inviting people, especially young people, to blend their passion, purpose and profession. Meanwhile, the work that now surrounds Compassionate Careers is focused on bridging the gaps in the talent supply chain for cause-focused work. Alex herself continually strives to learn and grow by taking the road less traveled. She has cultivated a strong multi-cultural background and is tri-lingual with dual citizenship. Alex’s awards of recognition include the Thousand Points of Light Award, California’s Golden Bell Award, and a State Department of Justice award for a model Youth Crime and Violence Prevention program.

Jeffrey Pryor Ed.D.

President & CEO

Jeff Pryor - Pathfinder SolutionsDr. Jeff Pryor serves as the CEO of Pathfinder Solutions. He has decades of experience in philanthropy, both nationally and internationally, and has dedicated much of his time to starting and directing nonprofit organizations. He served as the Executive Director of the Anschutz Family Foundation for 20 years, has served on the Board of the Conference of Southwest Foundations, and the Advisory Boards of Colorado Nonprofit Association and Social Enterprise Alliance. In international consultation to philanthropic organizations, academic institutions and NGOs, he informs and advises on impact, metrics, communications, technology, talent development, leadership and governance. Jeff has also developed multi-lingual touch screen information systems and has spent a decade in international business development. Presently, he stays active in the analysis of advanced strategies for all types of cause-focused organizations. Jeff recently co-authored Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference with Alex Mitchell and now dedicates the majority of his time to work around the topic of talent development for cause-focused organizations. The intent of this initiative is to invite people, especially young people, to participate in philanthropic, nonprofit, CSR and social enterprise organizations, while at the same time building the capacity of these organizations to embrace and develop existing and new talent. Jeff also serves as an adjunct faculty at Regis University’s Masters of Nonprofit Management, the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Public Affairs, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa. Jeff’s awards of recognition include: Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy, the Trailblazer Award for Colorado Rural Development, Outstanding Volunteer Firefighter of the Year, Outstanding Teacher at Regis University, Community Resource Center “Legends,” and the Century Award of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union commemorating its 100th Anniversary. In 2009, he received the Steve Graham Award, Colorado’s top honor for building capacity for nonprofit organizations.

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