The Team

The Team

Meet Our Team

We are PGK

PGK is a movement, and like all movements it is made up of many people, many faces, and most importantly, many giving hearts. A few of the most involved are shared below, but we are grateful to every single person helping us along in this journey to create #GivingKids.

Our Staff

Mara Kaiser


Mara Kaiser Braunger

Executive Director

Our Board


I am the founder of PGK and a life-long student of the nonprofit sector, having received my Master’s of Management and Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University and a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University.

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I am an entrepreneur, real estate investor, speaker and teacher who is passionate about teaching kids the skills and traits they need to lead happy empathetic lives.

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I am a UX Research leader with 17 years of experience and am currently Head of Research at Amazon Seller Services. I have been in UX Research leadership roles at Walmart eCommerce,

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I am a marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience in various industries from consumer packaged goods/food to non-profit and e-commerce.

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Emilia brings over 20 years of finance leadership in large multinationals across different industries in Europe and in the US, currently serving as CFO for EssilorLuxottica in North America..

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Our Advisory Team & Ambassadors

Vice President of Education at Creative Visions Foundation

Partner Marketing, JFrog

Production Manager at Toucan

Inform Notary Solutions


Community Outreach Director, School on Wheels

Senior Tax Manager, KPMG

Strategy Consultant, University of Iowa Healthcare

Director, Corporate Operations, Persefoni

Chief of Staff at Genesys Works

Social Advertising Specialist, TurnKey Marketing

Tammy Chencinski

PGK is looking for dynamic board members who share our passion for kids, service and technology. If interested in learning more, email us at

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