Executive Director Greg Kearley formally welcomes two new team members to Inscape Publico – Matt Alcide and Rayya Newman. In the past year, the positive impact of Inscape Publico’s pro bono architecture services have grown as they have successfully helped to create spaces for other nonprofits as far north as Detroit with work on behalf of Repair the World, and to the south in Honduras with work on St. John’s Episcopal School. Matt, as the Development Director, and Rayya, as the Outreach Director, will play pivotal roles and leading our fundraising efforts and reaching out to future nonprofit partners.
Matt Alcide has a diverse background with significant experience in fundraising within the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Inscape Publico as Development Director, Matt worked in development for the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the Alice Ferguson Foundation. He is currently the president of the Green Burial Council and president of his fraternity’s alumni chapter at James Madison University. In addition to many nonprofit leadership and volunteer activities, Matt consults small businesses and nonprofits in enhancing their operations through web design, marketing, and development. He is also the managing partner for Land8, the online social network for landscape architects. A native of Long Island, Matt is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a degree in Political Science and History.
Rayya Newman volunteers as a Director of Project Development for AFHDC, a charitable organization that works to solve social justice issues through sustainable architecture. She is an Architect with over 10 years of experience on a variety of project types, including healthcare, academic buildings, laboratories, offices, mixed-use developments, and transit. She is member of the American Institute of Architecture and is a LEED Accredited Professional as well as a certified SEED professional. Rayya specializes in Public Interest Design and believes in the triple bottom line approach to sustainability, including social and economic as well as environmental issues. Her blog publicinterestdesign-dc.org highlights public interest design projects, events, and people in the DC area. Rayya received her Bachelor of Architecture from The Catholic University of America and her Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech.