who we are



Akaya is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors. Her vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight, and wonder into everything we do. She has a life-long commitment to working for a fair and equitable society, and before joining WiseBridge, Akaya led the Rockwood Leadership Institute for over a decade



Maritza is a seasoned changemaker with global experience in transformational work. A bilingual (Spanish) and multicultural communicator and strategist, she is a recognized leader in the social justice sector for her work on human rights, environmental issues, racial justice, women’s rights, and transpersonal growth. She has worked with corporations and non-profit organizations, most recently as Global Campaign Leader for Oceans at Greenpeace International.



Laura is nationally recognized in the US for high impact strategy that transforms behavior, policies, systems, and culture. Her work spans the public, non-profit, foundation and private sectors. A life long social justice advocate, Laura has worked on a range of issues, from health, education and environmental conservation to LGBTQI rights, gender and racial equity. Prior to WiseBridge, Laura was a principal with Metropolitan Group, a US based social change agency and B corporation where she served as President for six years.

what we do

We help leaders, organizations, and communities become the best version of themselves. We embrace true collaboration, help align your work with your values, and foster lasting transformation.

These times of unprecedented change require new ways of being and leading.

  • How do we ensure that companies and organizations reflect the world we want, not just in how we look and who we work with, but in the way we treat each other?
  • How do we lead and support communities, colleagues, and co-workers with compassion, honesty, and kindness?
  • How do we behave in alignment with our deepest held values?
  • How can we best create the impact we seek?

We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we do have the wisdom, courage, and experience to help you create a world that thrives.

We train, we coach, we facilitate, we consult.

Training + Facilitation

  • Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Advocacy
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Communication


  • Individual Leadership
  • Team Development

Strategic Communications

  • Campaign Strategy + Implementation
  • Audience Analysis and Mobilization
  • Message Development
  • Organizational Communications Strategy

Organizational Strategy

  • Mission Advancement/Realignment
  • Defining and Living Culture
  • Organizational Assessments
  • Transitions (organizational leadership, focus, ramping up/winding down)

who we work with

We help leaders, organizations, and communities become the best version of themselves. We embrace true collaboration, help align your work with your values, and foster lasting transformation.

We founded WiseBridge in January 2019 to bring our combined talents to the social impact community. Together we have more than 50 years of experience in the private, public, and non profit sectors.

Here’s a sampling of clients we have served throughout our careers:

  • Akonadi Foundation
  • American Library Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Balangara Films
  • Baraona Fischer & Cia.
  • Cornell University
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • Ford Foundation
  • Government of Canada
  • Greening Australia
  • Greenpeace International
  • Hewlett Foundation
  • Kao LLP
  • Opportunity Collaboration
  • Organically Grown
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rockwood Leadership Institute
  • RSF Social Finance
  • Social Venture Circle
  • Socratic Technologies
  • Stanford University
  • States of Oregon, Washington, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, the District of Columbia
  • Swift Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Wilderness Society – Australia
  • Tides Foundation
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Trillium Family Services
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Viewpoint Therapeutics