Highlighting THE GREEN HOUSE® Project Team: Maura Porcelli, Operations Manager

Published On: November 20th, 2012By Categories: Blog

Working in the world of nonprofits and giving back to her community are just part of Maura’s lifestyle.  As she says, “I’ve just always been drawn to nonprofits.”  So it’s no surprise that her Master’s Degree is in Nonprofit Association Administration!  Her many years of community service includes activities with her church such as feeding the needy, and providing shopping services for the elderly.
Maura’s professional career began at the American Council on Education where she honed her skills in critical business and operational projects through a variety of positions.  She monitored budgets, developed strategic plan initiatives, business continuity plans as well as researching and writing for national higher education publications and speeches.
After seven years she decided to try the “for profit” world as the Director of Business Operations for an education research firm.  Again, she gained critical skills in contracts, project management, client relations and financial administration.
As the Operations Manager for THE GREEN HOUSE® Project, Maura utilizes all of those skills as the lead person for contract negotiations and management for clients and consultants.  She cultivates new relationships and assists prospective clients in their pursuit of developing Green House homes.

  • 12 years of business and operational experience
  • M.S. Nonprofit Association Administration; Trinity College, Washington, D.C.
  • Business and Operations Manager, Assistant Director of Special Projects; American Council on Education
  • Director of Business Operations; Simpson Scarborough, Washington, D.C.
  • Program Management Certification; George Mason University, Virginia

Maura thoroughly enjoys international travel, in fact part of her undergraduate work occurred in Paris, France.  One of her vacation spots this past year included a return trip to France.  She has been an active member in her Alumni associations and her church.  Maura also has a soft spot for her cats named Angus and Rosemary.