March 2, 2016 under Posts

New Faces At FPWA

Welcome our newest team members!

Osman Ahmed – Policy Analyst

profileOsman Ahmed is a policy analyst, advocate, activist, and researcher, committed to using novel and rigorous research to create systemic policy changes that positively impact marginalized communities both locally and globally. Osman has coordinated local and national policy advocacy coalitions and campaigns aimed at eliminating police brutality and promoting safety for LGBTQ communities. As a resident of New York, he has organized with local communities to create better conditions for public housing residents, eliminate police brutality, and for the rights of immigrant communities. He serves on the board of directors for CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities and has a master’s degree in urban policy analysis from The New School in New York City.

**You can reach Osman at oahmed@fpwa.org or 212-801-1311.


Carlyn Cowen – Policy Analyst

Carlyn (1)Originally from North Carolina, Carlyn has spent the last five years in New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, studying economic and political development and nonprofit management. She has consulted for a variety of nonprofits, NGOs and government organizations, including Oxfam and UNDP. Most recently, she worked for the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, as a research analyst for human services and nonprofits. Carlyn will be focusing on Human Services Budget items and work around strengthening nonprofit organizations. Carlyn is thrilled to be joining the FPWA team!

**You can reach Carlyn at ccowen@fpwa.org or 212-801-1320.


John Goodwin – Group Purchasing Services Manager 

John GoodwinJohn joined the staff of FPWA as its Group Purchasing Services Manager in January 2016.  He is responsible for overall operation of GPS and serves as the liaison between non-profits who purchase through GPS and our vendors. John is an innovative expert in Strategic Sourcing. His focus on operational excellence and disciplined execution has enabled him to bring about significant operating gains for many non-profit organizations during his 15 year career. Prior to joining FPWA, John worked as a Purchasing Manager for Brightpoint Health, a leading provider of medical, behavioral health care and social support services. John is a graduate of Monroe College. He is certified in Sales and Operations Planning and is currently working towards his CSCP certification in Supply Chain Management by APICS.

**You can reach John at jgoodwin@fpwa.org or 212-801-1349.


Tiffany O’Neal – Special Assistant

Tiffany will be supporting operations, administration, board governance and the Executive Office. Tiffany grew up in North Carolina and happily adapted to the love of college basketball. Needless to say she wholeheartedly embraces March Madness as the most wonderful time of year! Tiffany developed a commitment to public service early on and that led to her participation as Americorp National Civilian Corps member which provided her with the opportunity to work with such national nonprofits as Habitat for Humanity and Communities in Schools. She received a Masters degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs with a concentration in social and economic policy. Since returning to New York after graduate school she has been employed with the After-School Corporation (TASC) and MDRC. In her spare time she enjoys reading, (mostly fiction with an occasional nonfiction social policy book thrown in for some levity), park hopping, and volunteering with various nonprofits across the city.

**You can reach Tiffany at toneal@fpwa.org and extension 212-801-1326.