Who We Are

Jodi Hirsh, MPPM is a Co-Founder and Principal Consultant of Sequal Consulting. Previously, Jodi was the founder and principal consultant at JustAction, LLC, a communications and advocacy firm for non-profit and political organizations, where she specialized in strategic communications, message development, issue advocacy, legislative strategies, organizing and mobilization, coalition building, and community outreach.

Before becoming a consultant, Jodi was the Vice President for Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania. Eventually, Jodi became the Vice President for Operations at PPWP, where she was responsible for the daily operations of seven health centers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. After leaving Planned Parenthood, Jodi became the Executive Director of the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section.

Jodi has played an active role in countless statewide issue advocacy and political campaigns, and has served on several boards and committees. Additionally, Jodi has developed and launched numerous grassroots campaigns to encourage women’s bipartisan participation in civic and electoral campaigns.

Jodi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rochester, and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

MattNewHeadshotMatt Richards, MPH is a Co-Founder and Principal Consultant of Sequal Consulting. Previously, Matt was the Founder and Principal Consultant at Informed Communications, where he helped small to mid-sized organizations utilize data and technology to drive modern communications.

Matt was also the Communications Director for SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and before that he was a new media specialist, researcher and organizer for both SEIU and the United Electrical Workers (UE). In total, Matt’s experience in the labor movement spanned 13 years.

Matt holds both a Bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

HeadshotC03MHCMKJenn Landolina, MSW is a Communications Associate for Sequal Consulting. Previously, Jenn worked for the office of State Representative Dan Miller, beginning as a legislative assistant and then advancing to Director of Policy. Jenn has also worked as a Hospital Systems Organizer with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and as a Therapeutic Staff Support for children on the autism spectrum.

Jenn has volunteered on numerous local and statewide political campaigns, and has also completed internships with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh UNITED during graduate school.

Jenn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus in Community Organization and Social Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Bridget Little is a Digital Marketing Associate for Sequal Consulting. Bridget has previously worked in the start-up community as well as local wunderkind, ModCloth. She recently graduated from Academy Pittsburgh and learned to code further advancing her skills in digital design.

Bridget volunteers in her local community on the North Side and lends her skill-set to local start-ups aimed at making a positive impact on economical disadvantaged areas and populations.

Bridget holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s degree from Chatham University.