Taína Borrero coordinates and oversees drafting of background materials for meetings with potential clients, attends pitch meetings, and prepares proposals for potential clients while also assisting with the development of strategic plans for new and existing clients across portfolios at Kasirer. Internally, she helps to streamline, organize, and create efficiencies for information flow and organizational mechanisms, and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Kasirer’s staff professional development program and annual review process.
She joined Kasirer after five years at Teach For America (TFA), most recently as Managing Director of Development where she successfully secured over $10 million annually – private funding critical to supporting and executing TFA’s programmatic work in New York City, the largest of 53 TFA regions nationwide. Taína brings with her over a decade of experience at cultivating long-term relationships with key stakeholders in the non-profit, public and private sectors. Prior to her tenure at TFA, Taína worked in the Office of the President of Hunter College where she served as a liaison between the College and local and state elected officials, Community Board members, neighborhood institutions, and residential neighbors. Taína’s experience also includes fellowships at the New York City Department of Education (Office of Communications & Media Relations) and SEIU (Office of Government Affairs). She began her career in the Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, where she worked in the NYC press office. A native New Yorker and proud product of New York City public schools, Taina graduated cum laude from Hunter College and earned a master’s in public affairs from Princeton University.