Pamela Davis, CEO of Publisher
Pamela is the Founder, President and CEO of the member companies of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance, a group of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit insurance companies which publish Blue Avocado. NIA insures and provides risk management services for more than 21,000 tax-exempt nonprofits in 32 states and the District of Columbia. She is also President of American Nonprofits, whose mission is to increase nonprofits’ access to credit and financial expertise. The only woman to have founded an insurance company in the U.S., she was named among 125 Elite Women by Insurance Business America in 2017. In 2010, Ms. Davis and the Group were featured in the first “sequel” of the documentary series Visionaries which airs on PBS stations nationwide. The first documentary aired in 1997. She was named one of the nation’s 15 BEST BOSSES by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces in 2005 in recognition of innovative and progressive leadership in establishing a great workplace. Ms. Davis holds a BA with highest honors in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nahida S. Nisa, Editor-in-Chief
Nahida S. Nisa is Editor-in-Chief at Blue Avocado responsible for developing articles and editing submissions. She is writer and editor at Nonprofits Insurance Alliance, Blue Avocado’s publisher. In her previous roles she held editorial responsibility for communications pertaining to IP and data, transcribing court hearings, editing legal briefs, clarifying multifaceted concepts, providing creative direction, and harmonizing numerous responsibilities in fast-paced environments. She is published in literary magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and anthologies. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San José State University.
Odile Sullivan-Tarazi, Editor
In one way or another, Odile has worked all of her adult life with words. She’s been writer, editor, teacher, mentor, coach. For several years, she worked as the managing editor of a hyperlocal arts and culture publication, where she built an editing department, developed processes, and mentored notice writers and editors. As a freelance managing editor with Contently, she worked with national and international brands, helping them to think about their content like publishers and to work with creatives like pros. Most recently, she’s begun working also with indie authors, shepherding them through the often formidable process of developing a book. In every endeavor, it is her goal to help writers achieve their best selves on the page.
Elissa Rabellino, Editor
Elissa Rabellino is an editor and proofreader who has been in the business for more than 25 years, shaping and polishing online content, marketing collateral, advertising copy, books, magazines, newsletters, public policy documents, brochures, and more for such clients as Stanford Medicine, Yahoo, Edutopia, Sunset Books, Chow.com, California Institute of Integral Studies, URS Corp., Berrett-Koehler Publishers, VII Foundation, UCSF School of Pharmacy, San Francisco Focus, and private clients. She has a background in print journalism, having worked as a staff copy editor at the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle.