Maura Keaney

Vice President

About Maura

“Those who say, ‘It can’t be done,’ are usually interrupted by others doing it.” – Joel Barker

For the last 20 years, Maura has developed and implemented communications and engagement strategies to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Over her career, she has worked with clients from a wide variety of sectors from nonprofits, to foundations, to corporations, and government entities. Whether through compelling messaging, engaging stories, targeted pitching, or creative materials and branding, Maura ensures that clients are well-positioned among the audiences they need to influence.

Before Collaborative, Maura created communications and engagement strategies on issues ranging from child welfare, violence prevention, education, and employment pathways. Earlier in her career, with APCO Worldwide, Maura led the development and management of partnerships between major corporations, including ExxonMobil, Nike, Walmart, and Pfizer and global nonprofit organizations, including the UN Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Africare, and Malaria No More.

Maura’s experience also includes working with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and as a policy analyst for the Mayor of San Jose, California. She also participated in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp and the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in San Francisco. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and English from James Madison University.

Eliza Panike

Senior Associate

About Eliza

“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.” ― Fred Rogers

Eliza has long understood that strong, vibrant communities are built by providing young people the tools and resources they need to succeed. For the last decade, she has built her career supporting government and non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of children and families. Most recently, she developed key messaging and content for delivering Common Sense Media’s ratings and reviews to parents and caregivers. Prior to that, she provided support to California’s First 5 system through program management, event planning, and public policy campaigns.

Eliza excels at project management and will be using her skills to create effective communications campaigns for her clients.

Born and raised in Northern California, Eliza currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in child development from San Francisco State University.

Stay Connected

Subscribe To Our News and Updates

Get updates about our clients’ achievements and featured news.