Five Oaks Consulting

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The Five Oaks Consulting support team

It takes a village to raise a child. And in just the same manner, it takes the talent of multiple people to build a consulting practice. Without the support services of Pia, Kevin and Daniel (in alphabetic order, by last name), we would have never gotten to where we are now!

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Piyali Ganguly Chatterjee

Providing virtual assistant services
Piyali is a highly motivated person with strong multi-tasking and organizational skills with almost 9 years of working experience as Administrative Assistant and Freelancer. She provides virtual services via the Fiverr platform as Personal assistant, Voiceover artist, Translator, Social media manager, Audio/Video editor, Content writer and proofreader. Piya provides much needed support to Five Oaks Consulting in the fields of post-podcast production, Youtube channel management and email marketing and does so with thorough professionalism. Fiverr Profile: https://www.fiverr.com/piyaligangulyc
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Kevin Mann

Providing creative ideas and design solutions
Kevin Mann has been heavily involved in advertising and design, as well as teaching it for almost 25 years. His career has taken him to a variety of creative agencies - large and small, regional and national. Kevin has worked in advertising and design for consumer-packaged goods, healthcare, travel, technology, telecommunications, and education. Kevin has experience leading teams from concept development to implementation of branding, print design, television and digital campaigns. For 15 years he served as an Adjunct Professor of Advertising at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. His Campdesign business focuses on design and advertising for small and medium businesses with a concentration on solving challenges for non-profit organizations. Kevin is responsible for Five Oaks Consulting’s beautiful website.
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Daniel McElrath

Providing business support services
Daniel is a student at Syracuse University researching Finance and Entrepreneurship with experience working for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He has a background in marketing and operations and is responsible for researching and building business systems for Five Oaks Consulting that put it on a solid foundation. Daniel has been with Five Oaks Consulting since its very beginning. His goal is to help improve operational efficiency and efficacy. Daniel is passionate about “good” business and looks to continue integrating his values into his work.
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Ahmed Hachelaf

An Education & NGO ‘pracademic’ with over 13 years of experience in development, research, training, monitoring & evaluation. Ahmed managed projects and teams across borders and designed and implemented numerous capacity building programs in human rights education, leadership & course design, offering him experiences ranging from top-ranked international institutions to conflict affected locations. Ahmed recently worked as a research coordinator at the International Institute for Islamic Thought, and as a market research manager of a collaborative project on e-course design and delivery with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, USA, and Humentum. Ahmed was also the co-founder and co-director of the transnational Twiza and Mouakhat Projects. He obtained his master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School; Ahmed also has a Doctorate of Science from the University of Algiers II. He is a frequent presenter on civic and human rights education in the Middle East and North African region. Ahmed contributes both course content and facilitation support to the Virtual Team Leadership e-course.