Staff

Staff

Our staff has extensive knowledge of and experience in public middle school education, solar, marketing and communications. They care about partnering with tribal communities and underserved rural and urban populations.

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Director of Education Grant Partnerships

Tony Moten

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
– Toni Morrison

As the son of an army veteran, Tony Moten Jr. spent his childhood moving, beginning in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was born, to Washington, Colorado, Missouri, Germany and South Carolina, where he finished high school. During a nomadic childhood, he learned systemic oppression and educational inequity was not confined to one region of the world. He fundamentally believes that in order to eradicate educational inequity we must look at all sectors of the system.

Mr. Moten started his education career in South Carolina at Northwestern High School before joining Teach For America as a corps member in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, where he taught middle school Algebra I, eighth grade mathematics and seventh grade accelerated mathematics. Following his classroom experience, he joined the organization’s regional staff, where he served as manager and later director of teacher leadership development. As a director for Teach for America, Mr. Moten was responsible for setting vision and strategy and assisting in the cultivation of future leaders.

Mr. Moten earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Winthrop University and his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, an advocate for social justice and a travel enthusiast.

Joe Ogrinc

Director of Solar Grant Partnerships

Joe Ogrinc

“Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with poor spirits that know neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Joe Ogrinc’s passion for the intersection of technology, growth and human impact has served as the basis for his over 20 years of experience in the energy sector. His expertise in marketing, customer metrics and analysis translates across multiple sectors including industrials, electronics/controls and power generation technologies.

Mr. Ogrinc understands the intricacies of power generation marketing and operations, and how they impact quality of life for all who rely on that power. For over 17 years, he worked at GE, serving in multiple roles with an emphasis on new power generation types. Those activities focused on reducing carbon footprint with a passion for solar implementation from very small, distributed systems in emerging markets to larger scale installations domestically.

Mr. Ogrinc earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  Residing in Atlanta with his wife and daughter, Mr. Ogrinc is an avid sports car enthusiast and enjoys traveling extensively with his family. His goal is to learn something new every day.

All Points North Foundation Executive Director - Laura Staich

Executive Director

Laura Staich

“There’s something about north,” he said, “Something that sets it apart from all other directions. A person who is heading north is not making any mistake, in my opinion…”
– E.B. White’s Stuart Little

The 1945 children’s novel by E.B. White captures All Points North Foundation Executive Director Laura Staich’s view as she, on behalf of All Points North Foundation, journeys north, working to support worthy education and energy projects across the nation. She strongly believes in the power of giving back and continues to work with diverse organizations to create positive change.

Ms. Staich brings more than 18 years of experience to All Points North Foundation, developing and implementing strategic brand marketing and cause-related campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, foundations, associations, nonprofits and government organizations.

Ms. Staich is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has served on boards and in leadership positions at the Junior League of Washington, D.C., where she developed their grant cycle process; the Junior League of Boston; Massachusetts General Hospital for Children’s Family Advisory Council; and Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground, a public/private partnership with the City of Boston. Ms. Staich resides in Boston with her husband and two children.

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