The DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation Staff
ROBERT M. CHURCH
Rob holds a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Rider University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from Dominican College and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration from Rockland Community College. He has more than 15 years of grassroots non-profit experience working with both national and local organizations. His dedication to community building and education is also found through his experiences in law enforcement while serving diverse communities, and as an educational leader, teacher and mentor at the elementary school and collegiate levels.
Rob has served as a local area leader, managing all aspects of a volunteer charitable organization, as well as the state vice president and state chairperson for an organization whose primary mission it is to provide assistance to veterans, children with disabilities, educational scholarships and support for youth service and anti-drug and alcohol programs.
As a New York City Police Officer, Rob received commendations for excellent and meritorious service while working within some of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the world. He was recognized by the New York Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police numerous times for excellence and meritorious service and was inducted into the Legion of Honor of the American Police Hall of Fame.
Rob has lived in New Jersey for over 19 years and enjoys spending time with his three children, daughters Katherine and Elizabeth and son William.
HR and Administration
Kusuma Basappa- Associate Director, Human Resources and Administration
Kusuma is a graduate of Pfeiffer University with a Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Journalism and Literature) degree from Bangalore University.
Kusuma brings over 12 years of progressive Human Resources Management experience in diverse industries such as manufacturing, retail, financial services & amp; consulting globally.
As an accomplished HR leader, Kusuma has a wide range of experience in various HR functional areas such as HR strategies, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Onboarding, Training, Performance Management, and Executive Coaching.
Being a firm believer in the Servant Leadership style, mentoring is one of Kusuma’s passions and strengths. Throughout her career, Kusuma has volunteered with various nonprofit organizations with diverse causes and initiatives.
Kusuma applauds and identifies with DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation’s purpose of educating young adults and communities in financial literacy.
Quinn graduated from Rutgers - Mason Gross School of Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. With a passion for book and information design, Quinn hopes to use design as a means of evolving the education landscape to create a more fulfilling and effective people-centric learning experience for students today.
Quinn leads the Art and Graphic Design team at the Foundation. Quinn uses her understanding and skills in design to develop and manage the team in completing the many creative projects at the foundation. Quinn is also primarily responsible for the look and feel of the FitKit Personal Finance Programs and materials.
In her free time, Quinn can be found reading comics, playing video games, looking at nature, as well as dreaming (if you count that as a hobby!)
Fione holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Rutgers: Mason Gross School of Arts.
Fione's main design principles consist of productivity, organization, and simplicity. This allows Fione to present her designs in a way that is transparent as possible so that the product is intuitively understandable.
Fione serves at DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation as a Graphic Designer. Her understanding and skills in design supports Fione to work on projects and to create materials that promote financial literacy and responsibility in students and communities.
During her leisure, Fione likes to read, play video games and listen to K-Pop.
Marketing and Social Media
Kelsey Hirsch graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in media advertising and marketing. Through her work in both the classroom and within various internship experiences, Kelsey brings a broad knowledge of the media industry, from public relations to social media,
Kelsey’s skills set in planning and executing Social Media and Marketing initiatives has helped her in leading the Social Media and Marketing team at DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation.
Being someone who believes in the importance of financial literacy, Kelsey appreciates the work DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation does in helping to educate young adults and communities in financial literacy.
Courtney studied at Saint Joseph’s University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and received minors in both HR and Spanish. She enjoys volunteering in various settings and is an avid believer in the cause associated volunteering.
Courtney brings a few years of experience in Human Resources. In her past roles, she has assisted with interview scheduling, benefit and payroll enrollment and new hire orientations. As an Associate of Human Resources and Administration, Courtney intends to further develop her professional skills set in volunteer recruitment, onboarding and work facilitation, She hopes to make a difference at DoughMain Literacy Financial Foundation.
In her free time, Courtney likes to play tennis, relax with words and hangout with family and friends.
Matt is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Anthropology, and a minor in Government. Previously, he has served as the president of the Kappa Phi Chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, a co-ed fraternity devoted to community service and betterment. For the past three years, Matt has been helping others in the Canton community. Whether it is raking leaves for the elderly neighbors of the university or tutoring some local students, Matt applies the same passion of serving the community.
As the Team Lead of the Development division, Matt aspires to help strategize, execute grant seeking and fundraise plans in coordination with the Executive Director of the DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation.
As DoughMain continues to expand and innovate nationally, Matt is ecstatic to be a part of the creation of a new generation of financially literate individuals thanks to the Foundation.
For relaxation, Matt loves to play and spend time with his Golden Doodle, Gracy Lu!