Meet The Board

Natasha Das
President and Chairman

Natasha’s parents instilled in her the importance of helping those less fortunate and putting herself in other peoples’ shoes. She has carried that lesson throughout her life, volunteering for various non-profits and dedicating her time toward community improvement initiatives. Whether through her work or her volunteerism, Natasha strives to put empathy into action.

Natasha founded GTC as a means to effectuate change by creatively and efficiently collaborating across organizations and industries. She believes that if we change the way we think about fundraising, we can change the way we serve others.

A lawyer and master of urban planning and real estate development by education, and a tax credit finance attorney by trade, Natasha spends her days counselling investors, community development entities, and developers in all aspects of transactions that generate state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits and state and federal new markets tax credits. During her free time, Natasha enjoys brushing up on her 90s pop culture knowledge, spending time with her family and friends, and exploring area parks with her boyfriend and their dogs, Charles Barkley and Ursa Major.

 

  Rachel Milazzo
Secretary and Director

Rachel Milazzo is a double alumna of St. Louis University, earning her B.A. and then obtaining her J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.  Rachel, a litigation attorney specializing in complex commercial litigation and business disputes, is dedicated to her clients and practice and brings that same passion and dedication to her community.  Rachel strives to make a positive impact and is especially driven to help the less fortunate and motivate today’s youth.

Rachel is inspired by the self-made person who overcomes obstacles, personal challenges and who lets nothing stand in the way of his goals and aspirations. Her motto is:  “If you can believe, you can achieve.”  She brings this drive and world view to her non-profit work because she wants to make a difference in a meaningful way.

Rachel is an avid hiker, fitness enthusiast and loves to travel.  She is also a self-proclaimed “karaoke queen.”   Do not be surprised to see her rocking Carrie Underwood with a live band.

 

 
 
 
Keith Abkemeier
Treasurer and Director

Keith Abkemeier is an alum of the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business and Crosby Masters of Business Administration Program. From a young age, Keith has had a strong sense of community responsibility. He has been engaged in charitable work through his church and served as the regional leader of a service organization throughout college.

As a leader of change management at a national healthcare company, Keith understands the importance of engaging and educating others to influence change in the community.