We each work in different sectors of business but are both committed to enabling nonprofits and social enterprises to grow and flourish in order to do more good throughout the world.  This commitment, combined with our desire to create a community of like-minded professional women, led to the creation of GoodAdviseHers.  We're very excited to partner with women who want to make a difference because we know that collaboration leads to greater impact.

Co-Founders

  Beth Bergman  is a partner at Bergman and Allderdice. She represents numerous local and national tax-exempt organizations, affordable housing developers, charter schools, community development financial institutions, institutional lenders and government agencies; her practice areas include corporate, real estate, real estate financing, affordable housing, economic and community development, tax-exempt governance and tax-exempt financing.  Prior to entering private practice, Beth was Assistant Housing Coordinator to Mayor Bradley. After the 1994 Northridge earthquake she was a counsel to the Los Angeles Housing Department facilitating real estate loans between the City and nonprofit corporations, utilizing tax credits, bonds and City subsidies to help rebuild the City's housing stock.  Beth currently serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and she has served as associate editor for the American Bar Association Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Redevelopment Law. Beth lectures in the areas of tax-exempt formation, nonprofit subsidiaries, affordable housing, joint ventures and social enterprise. She has also taught Constitutional Law at Loyola Law School and Environmental Law at Glendale School of Law.  Beth is a graduate of Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, and of Harvard Law School, J.D. She attended a fellowship program at Stanford University Medical School. She was an Associate Editor for the Stanford Law Review and Clerk to the Hon. Chief Judge Consuelo B. Marshall, U.S. District Court, Central District of California.  Beth is a member of the California, New York, Arizona and D.C. Bar Associations, and her memberships include the American Bar Association Sections on Affordable Housing and Nonprofit Law.

Beth Bergman is a partner at Bergman and Allderdice. She represents numerous local and national tax-exempt organizations, affordable housing developers, charter schools, community development financial institutions, institutional lenders and government agencies; her practice areas include corporate, real estate, real estate financing, affordable housing, economic and community development, tax-exempt governance and tax-exempt financing.

Prior to entering private practice, Beth was Assistant Housing Coordinator to Mayor Bradley. After the 1994 Northridge earthquake she was a counsel to the Los Angeles Housing Department facilitating real estate loans between the City and nonprofit corporations, utilizing tax credits, bonds and City subsidies to help rebuild the City's housing stock.

Beth currently serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and she has served as associate editor for the American Bar Association Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Redevelopment Law. Beth lectures in the areas of tax-exempt formation, nonprofit subsidiaries, affordable housing, joint ventures and social enterprise. She has also taught Constitutional Law at Loyola Law School and Environmental Law at Glendale School of Law.

Beth is a graduate of Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, and of Harvard Law School, J.D. She attended a fellowship program at Stanford University Medical School. She was an Associate Editor for the Stanford Law Review and Clerk to the Hon. Chief Judge Consuelo B. Marshall, U.S. District Court, Central District of California.  Beth is a member of the California, New York, Arizona and D.C. Bar Associations, and her memberships include the American Bar Association Sections on Affordable Housing and Nonprofit Law.

  Marta Ferro  is the President of Starfish Impact, Inc, a philanthropic advisory service to grantmaking foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who strive to make a greater impact in their community by connecting resources to great ideas.  She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Pink 51 which harnesses the collective buying power of women to grow businesses with women in leadership through an online platform.  Her background includes launching several companies including GOLS Soccer, Skin Haven, and Market China. Marta also worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Management Division.  Marta earned her MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA in 1999. She was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship as well as a Kauffman Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Leadership.  Marta graduated Cum Laude from Vassar College in 1993 with a BA in Psychology and Education. She was awarded the John Iyoya Prize in Education for Creative Skills in Teaching, The Edith Neisser Prize for Excellence in Child Development and Education, and Distinction in her Honors Thesis.   Marta has been extremely active in her community since founding a nonprofit in high school, and specifically in the greater Los Angeles community with multiple nonprofit organizations including her role as former President of the Step Up Women’s Network Los Angeles Chapter and Board, as a former NAWBO-LA Board Member, and as a current SVP Partner.

Marta Ferro is the President of Starfish Impact, Inc, a philanthropic advisory service to grantmaking foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who strive to make a greater impact in their community by connecting resources to great ideas.  She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Pink 51 which harnesses the collective buying power of women to grow businesses with women in leadership through an online platform.  Her background includes launching several companies including GOLS Soccer, Skin Haven, and Market China. Marta also worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Management Division.

Marta earned her MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA in 1999. She was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship as well as a Kauffman Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Leadership.  Marta graduated Cum Laude from Vassar College in 1993 with a BA in Psychology and Education. She was awarded the John Iyoya Prize in Education for Creative Skills in Teaching, The Edith Neisser Prize for Excellence in Child Development and Education, and Distinction in her Honors Thesis. 

Marta has been extremely active in her community since founding a nonprofit in high school, and specifically in the greater Los Angeles community with multiple nonprofit organizations including her role as former President of the Step Up Women’s Network Los Angeles Chapter and Board, as a former NAWBO-LA Board Member, and as a current SVP Partner.