Meet Our Team

We're based in Berkeley, California and serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, nationwide and internationally.


Anne Schonfield, Principal Consultant

Anne founded Schonfield Consulting in 2004. She specializes in strategic planning, program evaluation, applied research and grant making support. Anne loves working with a wide range of clients - from small nonprofits to large international foundations - to identify the organizational challenge they want to solve, and "get the job done." Prior to becoming a consultant, Anne worked for two decades in the nonprofit and public sectors, including International Development Exchange, Pesticide Action Network, Catholic Relief Services/ Zimbabwe, Congressman Gary Ackerman's office and others. Anne holds an MA from University of California, Berkeley (City and Regional Planning) and a BA from Dartmouth College. She lives in Berkeley, California and serves on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley YMCA and Bike East Bay. Anne loves biking, skiing, backpacking, reading fiction and spending time in California’s beautiful Sierra Mountains.

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"Anne is the quintessential consultant — she listens well, asks good questions, is easy to work with, and a great thought partner. She is the person you want on your team if you want to get s**t done and not waste time. I will work with Anne anytime."

- Elvis Fraser, Former Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Ben Woo Poretzky
Senior Associate

Ben is a community organizer and strategist passionate about bringing impact-driven projects to life. He holds a BAS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a co-founder of Kinhood, a men’s wellness organization committed to growing men’s capacity to receive and reciprocate care through events and community. Ben serves on the board of the Chochmat HaLev synagogue and is a member of the SF Jewish Federation Jews of Color Giving Circle. As a technology product manager and strategist at Intuit, Meta, and startups in the Bay Area, Ben worked in the for-profit sector for several years before focusing on socially-oriented work.


Noah Schuettge
Associate Consultant

Noah is a coach, facilitator, and therapist who believes that inclusive organizational cultures lead to impactful strategy and operational success. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Noah has worked as a community organizer, educator, leadership coach, and trainer with non-profit, education, and legal organizations.

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Eva Orbuch
Associate Consultant

Eva has a deep background in the social impact sector.  She holds a BA in Urban Studies from Stanford University and an MA in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University. She has worked as a teacher, community organizer, consultant, facilitator, and leadership coach.  She has experience in nonprofit and for-profit organizations, focusing on external impact, and internal culture and structure.  


Van Nguyen
Associate Consultant

Van is passionate about equipping private, not-for-profit and public sector clients with strategic market insights that allow organizations to operate at their peak potential. As a consultant at Accenture and Kaiser Permanente, Van worked with a broad range of clients, using a unique blend of analytics and design thinking. Van earned his Masters of Public Policy and BA from University of California, Berkeley.