AnaMichele Babyak is a key member of the Business Development team, with a particular focus on data integrity and strategic analysis. A people-focused business professional, she also stewards clients and coordinates sales and BD processes. She is insatiably curious, an excessive note taker, a Kanban aficionado, a data-driven creative thinker, problem solver and relationship-oriented business professional supporting the strategic direction, products and services of the firm.
AnaMichele has a background working for both grassroots and institutional nonprofits in D.C. In 2019, as the Development and Communications Manager, she helped launch the Museum of the Palestinian People (MPP), the first-ever museum for Palestinian arts and culture in Washington, D.C. She created and established a successful membership program for MPP, ran several large donor events and opening ceremonies and worked with the Executive Director and Board to run a successful campaign that enabled the opening of the museum. Subsequently, AnaMichele began working for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as the Annual Giving Advancement Associate. In this role, she coordinated VIP events, conducted mission-critical data analysis and reporting and helped take the membership program to the next level. She also stepped in as an assistant supporting the Executive Director of Development with strategic coordination and planning for major gift operations. AnaMichele is a self-starter and always looking for creative solutions. She keeps people at the center of her work and is dedicated to fostering positive relationships with team members and clients.
AnaMichele holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Cultural Anthropology from George Mason University. She is passionate about community building and bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to learn about each other. AnaMichele led interfaith dialogue groups in the Northern Virginia area for four years and she regularly volunteers with several nonprofits to support recent immigrant families, as well as resettlement and professional development for refugees and asylum seekers. In her free, time she pursues many artistic endeavors as a photographer, dancer, singer and pianist.