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 20,000 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.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Editor in Chief
Darian Rodriguez Heyman is an accomplished social entrepreneur, fundraiser, and best-selling nonprofit author. His life’s work of “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and edited the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101 (Wiley & Sons). In addition to his active consulting, board, and public speaking work, as well as his role as Editor-in-Chief of Blue Avocado, Heyman currently serves as the part-time Executive Director of Numi Foundation and Co-Producer of the Gender-Smart Investing Summit.
Nahida S. Nisa, Editor
Nahida S. Nisa is an editor 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.
Julie Stiles, Assistant Editor
For over 15 years, Julie has been supporting people to get their work out into the world through the written word and online courses. She has ghostwritten countless articles and is co-author of four books: Words That Work in Business, Choosing Peace, From Conflict to Connection, and When Your Mind Sabotages Your Dreams. As Assistant Editor at Blue Avocado, Julie is project manager for the magazine and website, including partnerships, advertising, and email communications. Julie is also the assistant editor for Access The World online magazine and has coached healing practitioners and coaches on writing effectively for media. Outside of writing and editing work, Julie is a health and transformation coach, energy healing practitioner, and speaker who empowers people to fully live their healing journey and radically alter their relationship to healing and wholeness through reclaiming power over their well-being.