The Just Beginnings Collaborative grew out of a groundbreaking multi-year partnership between the NoVo Foundation and the Ms. Foundation for Women (from 2009-2014) that helped to establish a national network of leaders and organizations working to end child sexual abuse. Building on this foundation, the Just Beginnings Collaborative launched in 2015 as an independent project funded by the NoVo Foundation that is designed to support the field in achieving a new level of visibility and impact. We operate under the fiscal sponsorship of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Steering Committee

  • Maura BairleyMaura Bairley

  • Trishala DebTrishala Deb

  • Jane LevikowJane Levikow

  • Tynesha McHarrisTynesha McHarris

  • Pamela ShifmanPamela Shifman


  • Image of Nicole PittmanNicole PittmanExecutive Director