Nino DePaola is a former grants manager at The Commonwealth Fund. He was responsible for day-to-day administration of the large grants portfolio generated by the foundation's 10 programs. Earlier, he was executive assistant to the Fund's executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining the Fund, Mr. DePaola worked for Don Buchwald & Associates, a talent agency, where he was an associate in the business affairs department. He also worked for Miramax Films, starting as a publicity intern and working his way up to executive assistant to the vice president for international business and legal affairs. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in public administration at New York University.