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Rich Tafel

Rich Tafel is the Managing Director of Raffa Social Capital Advisors and also leads Public Squared, a public policy training and strategic consulting firm for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. He launched the nation’s first statewide social entrepreneur competition in the nation in 2013 and has personally coached more than 600 social entrepreneurs. For the last decade, Rich has provided strategic policy advice to nonprofits on a variety of causes, including AIDS programs for Africa, civil rights programs Latin America, and education and health care reform in the United States. Rich is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and served as Assistant Minister at the Memorial Church at Harvard University. He then went on to serve as Adolescent health Director as an appointee for Gov. William Weld. He has been a guest lecturer in Urban Health and Advocacy at Johns Hopkins University and is a regular contributor to Stanford Social Innovation Review. Rich also founded the Log Cabin Republicans in 1993.