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Natache Muschette





I believe that we can solve social problems and have dedicated the Prep Institute to working with individuals, nonprofits and social investors to do just that.

A Bit About Natache

For over 30 years, Natache has been working with social investors and nonprofits to take a step beyond traditional social solutions that manage problems and use disruptive, simple, and preventive solutions to eliminate and lessen social issues. Natache has been a noteworthy leader in the nonprofit sector from her nonprofit executive management and consulting work with leading nonprofit organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and San Diego-based nonprofits like Mission Edge, RISE San Diego, and the Multicultural Health Foundation. She has managed and educated nonprofits with budgets from $5,000 to $20 million.

Natache is a Nonprofit Educator with RISE San Diego pioneering Solution Learning Labs to teach urban leaders how to transform nonprofit business development theories into real-world practice. Currently, she is launching the Solutions Incubator to revitalize attention on eliminating social problems to scale disruptive, prevention, and simple solutions.

Stephanie Foster

Senior Consultant and Educator




Performance, accountability, and compliance for organizations who are on the front lines of solving social problems is the game changer for how well we solve social problems.

A Bit About Stephanie

Stephaine Foster is a grant and project management professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the cradle to grave grants and contracts management process.  She leads the pre-and post-award grants management process for the private, government, and non-profit sectors, encompassing large and small portfolios with budgets ranging from $5k upwards of $1 million. 

As a subject-matter expert, she has excelled in compliance management- to ensure adherence to contractual, organizational, and federal/state policies and regulations.  She is a crucial point of contact for federal and state funding initiatives. She works closely with stakeholders to conduct needs assessments, proposal development and develops strategies to ensure compliance and achievement of stated goals and objectives.   

Mrs. Foster has an M.S. in Organizational Development & Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Education Studies in the Workplace from Catholic University.

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Dr. Veronica Ortega

Senior Consultant




Veronica is passionate about community human development and human services for diverse populations.

A Bit About Veronica

Dr. Ortega is a senior consultant with the Prep Institute providing subject matter expertise in how to design social solutions with logic models and well written proposals.  She is a graduate of LEAD San Diego, a leadership development organization. Veronica served on numerous state and local coalitions, commissions, and Boards of Directors in San Diego County. Her ongoing interests are in community and human development and human services for diverse populations.

From 1986 to 1994, she held a position as a clinical professor in Pediatrics at the Medical School of the University of California at San Diego where she taught pediatric residents and assisted in program development and consultations for the Community Pediatric program. For two years she served as Associate Director for the San Diego Children’s Initiative before establishing and coordinating the youth focused Emerging Leaders Program of the State of the World Forum held annually in San Francisco from 1996 to 1998.

Dr. Ortega received a B.A. in psychology from San Diego State University, an M.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in developmental psychology from UCLA.

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