LaTese Briggs, Ph.D.

Chief Philanthropy Officer


LaTese Briggs, Ph.D., is the chief philanthropy officer of The Raben Group, where she brings her analytical thinking and rigorous methodology to the world of philanthropy to create strategic, effective, and sustainable giving strategies.  

LaTese has served as a trusted advisor to an array of philanthropists and foundations, and has helped partners channel their wealth, talent, network, and influence to create positive social impact. She began her career as a leading scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. LaTese then co-founded a highly successful philanthropic advising practice at the Milken Institute, which later became the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP). For over eight years, she managed CSP’s overall growth, operations, strategic direction, and human talent. LaTese also led the expansion of CSP’s consulting services and expertise to markets in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. 

After earning her doctorate in Biochemistry and Structural Biology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, LaTese completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard University, where her work focused on early drug discovery.