Temeca Simpson is the Director of Management Assistance at The Forbes Funds where she leads grant-making and capacity building for nonprofits across Allegheny County. Her professional background is in K-12 education and includes teaching, financial and strategic consulting, and managing a corporate philanthropic education portfolio. Previously, she served as a Program Manager on the Strategic Projects and Innovation Team at Pivot Learning as an Education Pioneers Fellow, and a Program Manager for Corporate Citizenship at IBM. While at IBM, Temeca served as a founding member of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), a nationally-recognized model for education that grants underrepresented high school students a STEM-based college degree and an entry point into IT careers. The school was hailed by President Barack Obama and has been replicated in 119 schools across eight countries.
As a graduate student, Temeca was awarded the David Lingren Fellowship for Social Innovation and the Vibrancy Fellowship with New Sun Rising. Additionally, she worked for the startup Generation Titans where she helped aspiring social entrepreneurs turn their vision into reality. She also created a comprehensive framework for a housing and education model for the Heinz Endowments. Temeca has a bachelor's degree in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, a Master in Education from Pace University, and a Master in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.