Our Team

The RW Institute, a non-profit think tank founded by Realized Worth, is the brainchild of Chris Jarvis and Angela Parker. Together, Chris and Angela represent more than four decades of combined experience in the social space. While the Realized Worth consultancy model has allowed for tremendous impact within the context of individual partnerships, it is insufficient for the mission of the RW Institute: to create a powerful movement of volunteers working in communities across the world to address our most intractable problems. The RW Institute lets us set the agenda with partners and influencers to tackle systemic problems and set aside time and resources for “blue sky” thinking about the field’s needs five, ten, or twenty years down the line.

 
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Chris Jarvis

Co-founder, Executive Director, RW Institute

Chris Jarvis

Chris Jarvis co-founded Realized Worth in 2008 with his partner, Angela Parker. Chris’s research and presentations focus on corporate citizenship as a powerful mechanism to address the critical social and environmental issues facing our global society. Chris’s work and thought leadership are all geared toward helping practitioners – engaged clients or not – strategically grow and scale their employee volunteer programs.

Chris became Executive Director of the RW Institute in 2017, and is a founding member of IMPACT 2030.

 
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Alyssa Jarvis

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Alyssa Jarvis

Alyssa began her career working for Out & Equal, an LGBTQ nonprofit dedicated to achieving workplace equality. She has experience managing corporate partnerships and enjoys learning about each company’s unique challenges regarding diversity & inclusion initiatives. During her time at Out & Equal, Alyssa managed over 90 corporate partnerships and was responsible for generating more than $2.5 million dollars in revenue. She recently began working for AnitaB.org, a tech nonprofit dedicated to making the tech industry more equitable for women.

 
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Nicki Fiocco

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Nicki Fiocco

Nicki has collaborated with the RW Institute since 2018. She is proud to serve on Realized Worth’s Leadership Council. Recognized by Maryland’s Non-Profit community and state leaders “a super-connector and opportunities magnifier” for lasting volunteer initiatives, Nicki has served over 70 organizations in launching, strengthening and growing high-impact programs, successfully engaging over 2,100 volunteers!

Nicki’s coaching and consulting philosophy is: Let’s lift up others, move obstacles together, and get out of the way so people can fulfill their highest potential. She is a tireless cheerleader and trusted career mentor to National Service members, Return2Serve Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps member “alumni”, and individuals returning-to-the-workforce or just starting their first adventure.

 
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David Living

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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David is driven by connecting companies to transformative programs that grow the wellbeing of their employees, provide positive impact in their communities and improve the long term prosperity of New Zealand.

David believes that great companies think differently, and companies that have made a conscious change to their culture to make Corporate Citizenship and CSR part of their DNA will be more profitable, have work forces with higher productivity and more loyal employees, and enjoy greater consumer and community support.

David is interested in challenging the traditional methods of achieving social impact. He believes that the next wave of social change and personal well-being will be driven by the corporate sector.

 
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Janet Zagorin

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Janet Zagorin

For over two decades, Janethas served in business development, client service and corporate engagement roles. Janet has directed strategic high level business development projects and advised and implemented critical initiatives. During Janet’s long tenure at Sidley Austin LLP, she was responsible for global practice and business development initiatives, marketing and media relations, and developing and implementing the firm's Corporate Responsibility Program. 

Janet currently serves on the Advisory Board of Aionious Healthcare Fund, funding biotech and digital health initiatives in Asia. She is also deeply engaged in numerous community and philanthropic efforts including serving on the Boards of New York Cares, Facing Addicition, and Am Yisrael Foundation, and on the Advisory Council of the Arts and Business Council of New York and the Leadership Board of the Financial Women’s Association. She was recently honored with The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award, which honors 100 women around the globe who make a difference.

 
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Jessica Castelyn

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Jessica Castelyn

Jessicais currently serving in the Office of Social Responsibility at New York University Abu Dhabi.