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Wilnie Petrash, Business Manager Beeck Center Social Impact

Wilnie Petrash

Business Manager

Wilnie Petrash is the Business Manager at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University.

Wilnie has extensive experience in corporate financial management, accounting, and field operations. Before joining the Center, she was the senior budget analyst at an international not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC. While there, she ensured overall financial compliance and acted as the primary advisor and manager of financial matters with an annual portfolio of approximately $25 million and 30 funding mechanisms. Previously, she managed the organization’s yearly budget process and ongoing reforecast. In addition to implementing the rollout of QuickBooks, she developed financial reporting instructions for 19 international field offices, including travel to international offices to conduct annual financial and audit reviews, provide oversight, and train finance personnel.

She has backstopped field programs in Mozambique, Nigeria, Nepal, Tanzania, Kazakhstan, and Lebanon. She is the Treasurer of Hose2Habitat Board of Directors. She brings her financial expertise, joyful energy, and unique perspective to the Beeck Center.

Education: Regis College, B.S. in Political Science and Government

Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti, & Boston, MA

Favorite Quote: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington.

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Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.

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Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.

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