Leeyah Rassu

Consulting Associate

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
– Audre Lorde


Leeyah Rassu is a Consulting Associate in the Academic Medicine practice area at GG+A, where she plays a key role in ensuring that clients receive thoughtful, insightful, and reliable data-driven advice on behalf of the firm. She partners with a team of consultants and project managers to develop and deliver high quality presentations, reports, and other materials to clients. Leeyah’s expertise includes prospect research and strategy, qualitative and quantitative research, and project management.

Prior to joining GG+A, Leeyah served as a Development Research Analyst and Interim Program Manager at the Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation in Houston, Texas. There, she worked alongside senior leaders, including the President and CEO, to produce reporting for Board members and hospital subcommittees. In addition to developing and editing proposals and stewardship materials, she analyzed prospect portfolios and collaborated on research and donor strategy to support more than $200 million in gifts. Leeyah also previously worked at the fundraising and nonprofit management consulting firm, Dini Spheris. As the Consulting Projects Manager, she managed and advised clients in developing communications collateral for multimillion-dollar fundraising campaigns, drove strategy for prospect identification and solicitation, and developed tailored funding proposals within health and human services, youth development, and community improvement.

Leeyah completed her Master of Business Administration at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and her Bachelor of Arts at Rice University, with a double major in sociology and the study of women, gender, and sexuality. Earlier in her career, Leeyah spent a year serving with AmeriCorps Vista, a capacity building and poverty alleviation service program, and she was the 2017 Volunteer of the Year for Women’s Resource of Greater Houston. Leeyah has also volunteered as a financial literacy instructor at health and human services organizations, as well as a group coach at a women’s transitional living facility.


  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Indiana University Foundation
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Pomona College
  • Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley
  • Temple University Health System
  • University of Minnesota Foundation
  • University of Montana Foundation
  • University of South Dakota Foundation
  • University of Southern California
  • United Service Organizations (USO)

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