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Tammy Dowley-Blackman and Marjorie Ringrose join the Board of Directors at TSNE MissionWorks, Inc.

Boston, Mass., Wednesday, January 22, 2013 – TSNE MissionWorks is pleased to announce the addition of Tammy Dowley-Blackman, Diversity Fellowship Director for the Proteus Fund and Marjorie Ringrose, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners to the Board of Directors.

Tammy Dowley-Blackman, a graduate of Oberlin College and Harvard Graduate School of Education, has served as the Director of the Diversity Fellowship since its inception in 2006. She joined the Proteus Fund staff in 2010 when the Fellowship successfully transitioned from Associated Grant Makers in Boston. Ms. Dowley-Blackman is the former Executive Director of two nationally-affiliated nonprofits and the manager of a specialized higher education recruitment program. In addition, she is the Principal of the consulting firm tdb group. The firm specializes in Communications and Development; Project Design and Management; Research and Evaluation and Talent Management. The client list includes: Associated Grant Makers, the Barr Foundation, Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy, Bay Area United Fund, Breakthrough Collaborative, Beat of Boston Arts and Tourism Collaborative with the City of Boston, Boston Partners in Education, City Mission Society of Boston, Gates Foundation/Stupski Foundation, Healthy Wilmington Coalition, Oakland United School District, the Partnership Inc., Schott Foundation for Public Education and the United States Tennis Association/Ford Foundation.

Marjorie Ringrose is Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Boston. Her professional career has centered on building organization structures and processes to achieve strategic goals. As a management consultant with a leading telecommunications and media consulting firm, she led complex projects for clients who were entering new product and geographic markets or were integrating assets gained through mergers and acquisitions. After having her three children, Marjorie moved into a senior operations role, helping the firm more than quadruple in size while maintaining product quality and job satisfaction. In addition to consulting, Marjorie founded an executive training company, focusing on strategic planning, project management, and communications. Her clients include senior executives from numerous Fortune 50 companies.

Her volunteer work focuses on community organizing around education and youth development, particularly in support of public schools and at-risk youth. She has founded and held leadership positions on numerous nonprofits, including TSNE sponsored project MissionSAFE, Charlestown Mother's Association, and Boston Children's Chorus. She works closely with the Boston City Council, the Mayor's Department of Neighborhood Services, and the Boston Police Department to design creative approaches for keeping urban centers healthy and vibrant. She has been awarded numerous community service awards.

“We are pleased to have two highly regarded individuals join our Board of Directors,” says Jonathan Spack, Executive Director, TSNE MissionWorks. “Tammy and Marjorie will provide expertise in business planning, diversity and inclusion and organizational development to help guide TSNE in reaching our organizational goals.”