Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team


Our expertise comes from our ability to leverage our experience while identifying market trends which will affect the business landscape tomorrow. As the industry’s pioneer, Scion Executive Search is called on when the stakes are high. We help our clients hire executives who will succeed.


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ISAAC WOODROW SCHILD., ESQ.
MANAGING PARTNER (National)

Isaac Woodrow Schild., Esq. is a founding member of Scion Staffing, Inc., and holds a Juris Doctor (J. D.) from Golden Gate Law in San Francisco and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon. He studied international law in association with George Mason Law at the University of the Netherlands Antilles, and is a prior legal Intern for the House of Representatives, Government Reform Committee during law school.

Isaac is an established executive search expert in the nonprofit and public sectors. As an active keynote speaker, local nonprofit board member, and organizational development consultant, he is a zealous nonprofit professional committed to bettering our communities and inspiring socially-conscious business practices.

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BRADEN BUSCH
MANAGING PARTNER (National)

Braden Busch is a consultative nonprofit strategist and executive search expert recruiting primarily for nonprofit leadership roles throughout California and the United States. His search strategies and networks are vast and include domestic and international nonprofit candidates. He focuses on recruitment for Executive Directors, Nonprofit CEO/COO/CFOs, Development Directors, Program Executives, and Operational Leadership.

Over the past 13 years, Mr. Busch has led hundreds of searches for nonprofit organizations, foundations, higher education, the Fortune 500, and the technology industry. Braden is a passionate leader of executive search teams offering proven expertise in organizational development, nonprofit executive recruitment strategy, and offers creative modern networking approaches for his clients.

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ELISSA DUMIAK
Executive Recruiter (National)

Elissa Dumiak is a specialist for executive talent searches within the national nonprofit sector. Working from Scion Executive Search’s Portland metro area office, Elissa leads competitive searches for a variety of prestigious nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions.

Elissa employs skills obtained throughout her career to establish client partnerships and provide well aligned talent solutions which meet and exceed the needs of the clients Scion Executive Search serves. Before she became involved with executive search, Elissa is a former Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and South Carolina; managing regional office, medical, and retail REIT assets. Elissa studied at the University of Charlotte and received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and PR.

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JILLIAN JOSS, MBA
Executive Recruiter & Nonprofit Strategist

As an Executive Recruiter, Jillian works closely with organizations and candidates to ensure the right fit for every search engagement.

She has extensive experience in the fields of international development and education in diverse roles such as program management, partnerships, and operations. She has also consulted with organizations in the U.S., England, and Singapore on strategy and innovation initiatives.

Jillian has developed key personal and professional networks over a decade living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Scion, Jillian was an Executive Search Consultant at Waldron…

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CHRISTINE PALLATTO
Executive Search Consultant (West)

Christine Pallatto has significant senior Human Resources management experience across a broad background including philanthropic, non-profit, for profit, entrepreneurial, global, and Fortune 100 companies. In addition to her demonstrated success as a recruiter, she has also partnered with business leaders to design and implement organizational solutions that are aligned with organizational goals. She is recognized for an exceptional ability to cultivate relationships at all organization levels, superior problem solving skills; and demonstrated human resource competencies including talent acquisition, talent management, and organizational development.

Prior to joining Scion Executive Search, Chris was the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at the Global Fund for Women…
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DEBRA LEVEY
Executive Search Consultant (East)

Born in Detroit Michigan, Debra is a nonprofit executive search expert specializing in the New York City and East Coast executive employment markets.

As a prior entrepreneur Debra began her career in social work supporting the underserved communities in Detroit Michigan. Debra exhibits a natural passion for linking nonprofit leaders with socially progressive causes.

Prior to her current executive search leadership role at Scion Executive Search, Debra was the Founder of Debra Levey & Associates an executive search firm that serviced the music, entertainment, and nonprofit sectors for over 25 years.

Known for her integrity and discretion, Debra is frequently entrusted highly confidential and sensitive searches for high profile organizations.

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NORAH MUTUMA
Associate Recruiter & Research

Norah Mutuma joined Scion in 2015 and is an Associate Recruiter for our Executive Search division. Supporting our firm’s partners, she contributes to the development and implementation of the search strategy and participates in the entire search cycle. Norah works closely with clients and candidates in every aspect of the search process – managing external communication, client and candidate outreach, interview process facilitation and screenings. Across industry and nonprofit sectors, Norah works to connect our clients with the exceptional talent they seek.

Norah has extensive experience providing program support to organizations; including higher education, local government and international nonprofits in London as well as Washington D.C.
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KATHERINE PULIDO
Executive Recruiter (West)

Katherine Pulido is an experienced executive recruiter who specializes in sourcing nonprofit talent for Foundations and Nonprofits. With a core recruitment focus on nonprofit development, operations, programs, and administration; Katherine draws upon her own diverse background and skills to help clients achieve success! A native San Franciscan, Katherine is passionate about the human element of her work and finds great satisfaction in making smart, strategic, beneficial connections between nonprofits and job seekers.

Prior to leading executive searches for Scion, Katherine worked in Public Relations for SPIR, and also worked in the legal field for both Folger Levin & Kahn, LLP and the Law Office of John Philipsborn.

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TIM SCHULTE, PHR
Operations Manager

Tim Schulte joined Scion as the firm’s Operations Manager in 2014. In his role, Tim oversees executive search operations, logistics, database management, vendor relationships, and also provides internal system support to our Executive Recruiters.

Prior to joining Scion, Tim worked as a Benefits Manager for Magley & Associates and as an Office Manager for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. With over 12 years of benefits and operations management experience within the staffing industry, Tim is well versed in onboarding, benefits administration, employee benefits, employee relations, new hire orientation, applicant tracking, software documentation, and performance metrics.

Tim is recognized as an expert in Human Resources…
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Ana D'Amore, Scion Executive Search

ANA D’AMORE
Executive Search Consultant (Chicago/East)

Ana is an experienced Executive Recruiter for the nonprofit sector with over ten years of experience in high level search and placement. Ana has led full-cycle recruitment for Foundations, Nonprofits, Universities and Social Services, and first started recruiting for Scion in 2009. Prior to Scion Executive Search, Ana worked for Booking.com as a Global Recruiter, and California Pacific Medical Center, Monroe Personnel, and HR Solutions.

Ana is certified Teacher and Translator bilingual in English, Romanian and enjoys some proficiency in French, Italian, and Latin! Ana is an active volunteer for international nonprofits and local social services! Ana holds a B.A in English Language from the Universitatea din Oradea.

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