In addition to the consultants who serve on our Board of Directors, we have also worked closely with a number of other experts in the nonprofit community. Listed below are some of the specialists who have worked with us directly or conducted educational sessions on our behalf.

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Frank Abdaleboard-icon

Organization: Abdale Consulting, LLC
Specialty: Project Management, Capacity Building, Fundraising, Strategic Planning, Advocacy, Organizational Development, Conference Planning, Leadership Development, Coaching and Writing
Experience: 20+ Years

Frank AbdaleFrank Abdale is a successful strategist with twenty years of experience as an executive and consultant with nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions. The former Executive Director of Association of Nutrition Services Agencies (2002-2008), some recent consulting clients include Art Students League of New York, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Johnson & Johnson, MAC AIDS Fund, NYC Department of Health, Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy, Partnership for a Healthier New York City, Prudential Foundation, Take Care New York and The United Way New York City. Frank helped design and facilitate the ANS Consultants Institute. He offers several workshops on advocacy, collaboration, fundraising and building a nonprofit. His publications include Practical Abundance: A Comprehensive Guide to Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits. Frank is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Long Island Crisis Center.

For more information, visit www.AbdaleConsulting.com and www.RemarkableMeetings.net.

Contact: 917-546-6640 | AbdaleConsulting.com/contact

 

Maria Badaliboard-icon

Organization: DHA, Inc.
Specialty: Change Management, Strategic Planning, Human Capital Development, Diversity and Inclusion Strategies, Executive Coaching
Experience: 10+ Years

Maria BadaliMaria I. Badali is a Senior Consultant with DHA,Inc, specializing in change management, strategic planning, human capital development, and diversity and inclusion strategies for corporate, non-profit, government, and academic organizations.

Maria’s multidisciplinary and multicultural skills provide her with a unique perspective when developing strategies for individual and organizational success. She is able to effectively integrate business, operational and people related dynamics in working towards desired outcomes.

As a facilitator, consultant and executive coach, Maria has consulted to a wide range of organizations across sectors, including AT&T, Amnesty International USA, ASPCA, Columbia University School of Public Health, Covenant House International, Credit Suisse, FEGS, Hale House, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Park Service, Novartis, NYC Administration for Children Services, and Pfizer.

Maria holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Finance from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Pedagogic from the State University of Pertrozavodsk, Russia.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Merle Bennyboard-icon

Organization: Thinc. LLC
Specialty: Communications, Marketing, Fundraising
Experience: 20 Years

Merle BennyMerle Benny is a lifelong supporter of nonprofits and for the last 20 years has offered marketing and fundraising services to help organizations realize their vision. Merle is a founder and partner at Thinc., specializing in communicating an organization’s story to maximize growth. Merle and her associates create strong brands, inspirational videos, successful fundraising events and engaging online and print communications.

Merle’s earlier experience includes managing and promoting educational programs for McGraw Hill and AIG as well as numerous leadership roles with nonprofits – from Brownie patrol leader to board president!

Her publications include Your Million Dollar Story. Merle offers popular workshops on story telling for nonprofit organizations. Discover more at her company website, www.thincbig.com and follow her blog at www.nonprofitchampion.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Sharon Combsboard-icon

Organization: Sharon M. Combs Executive Coaching
Specialty: Executive Coaching to Nonprofit Leaders – Career & Job Transition, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Engaging & Motivating Employees, Conflict Resolution, Onboarding New Talent, Improving Board Effectiveness, Managing Organizational Change
Experience: 30+ Years

sharon-combsSharon Combs, Principal of Sharon M. Combs Executive Coaching, works alongside with nonprofit executives and managers who seek solutions and new ideas in order to succeed in their careers and personal lives.

Sharon has more than 30 years of senior management experience with nonprofit arts, cultural, educational, philanthropic, and community development financial institutions nationwide. She served as a Vice President at Nonprofit Finance Fund where she managed a $41M portfolio of national initiatives funded in partnership with the Ford, Doris Duke Charitable, Kresge, and Goldman Sachs foundations.

Sharon has served on numerous boards and panels, including The U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and is a member of the International Coach Federation and Nonprofit Resource Group, and an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Sharon holds coaching certificates from The Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation; additional training from The Center for Executive Coaching; Ed.M. and M.A. in Applied Human Development and Guidance from Columbia University, Teachers College; and B.A. in Psychology from Simmons College.

Contact: www.sharonmcombs.com

 

Charlotte Dionboard-icon

Specialty: Fundraising, Research, Training, Staffing, Organizational Planning
Experience: 25+ years

charlotte-dionCharlotte Dion is a development consultant and online researcher for nonprofit organizations. Trained as a librarian, she was director of the library at the Foundation Center’s headquarters in New York for over 10 years, where she continues to work on reference projects. Her work at the Center included assisting library visitors in their search for foundation and corporate funding and teaching classes in grantsmanship and proposal writing. Recent clients include Abdale Consulting, Women for Afghan Women, Works-in-Progress Associates and Ventureneer.com. She also works with Martignetti Planned Giving Associates to present workshops on state charitable solicitation.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Colette D. Ellis

Organization: InStep Consulting LLC
Specialty: Capacity Building, Change Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Wellness, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning
Experience: 15+ years

colette-ellisAs founder of InStep Consulting, Colette Ellis provides non-profit organizations and public libraries with management and capacity building consulting aimed at improving overall effectiveness and extracting high-performance from the organization’s workforce. Additionally, she facilitates professional development workshops and delivers executive coaching services. With over 15 years of experience helping social impact leaders deal with organizational change, she become a highly sought after coach and trainer in the global business environment. Her clients have included Brooklyn Public Library, Goodwill Industries, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Public Library Association, and United Way of NYC. Colette has served as an adjunct faculty member of New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service teaching courses on Managing Diversity. Her book, Focus on Your Vision, provides a straightforward process to help mission-driven leaders clarify their priorities to achieve improved outcomes. Colette earned her Bachelor degree in English Literature from Dartmouth College, and a Master’s degree in Public Finance from New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

For more information, visit www.instepconsulting.com.

Contact: [email protected] | 646-450-4380 | www.instepconsulting.com/contact.htm

 

Janet L. Falk

Organization: Falk Communications and Research
Specialty: Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Experience: 20+ years

janet-falkJanet Falk is a versatile writer of newsletters, speeches, advertisements and website copy, plus marketing brochures. Through media outreach, she secures placement of events in local, national and international print and broadcast media that generates significant increases in attendance. Janet has worked with nonprofits (Historic Richmond Town, Brooklyn Music School, Mano a Mano, Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, Staten Island Legal Services), and membership organizations (Women in Development, 100 Women in Hedge Funds), among others. She will put your group on the map to attract new clients and attendees, engage supporters and achieve your goals. Janet speaks Spanish and French.

For more information, visit www.JanetlFalk.com.

Contact: [email protected] | 212-677-5770 | 347-256-9141

 

Deborah Flood

Organization: Penn Flood Consulting
Specialty: Strategic & Business Planning, Board Development, Organizational Development, Executive Coaching
Experience: 18 years

deborah-floodDeborah Flood focuses on strategic and business planning, organizational development, executive coaching and board development. With nearly 20 years in the sector, Deborah is expert at helping organizations and their leaders become more strategic and effective in their work. After several years at the Open Society Foundations, she has been consulting with a wide range of clients, from large foundations (Gates, Helmsley, etc.) to small and mid-sized nonprofits and foundations. Deborah has a BA from Oberlin College and an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

For more information, visit www.PennFloodConsulting.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Lupita Gonzalez

Specialty: Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Organizational Assessment; Leadership Development, Board Development, Executive Coaching, Group Coaching, Strategic Diversity and Inclusion, Retreat Facilitation, Team Effectiveness
Experience: 14 years

lupita-gonzalezLupita is an organizational development consultant and transformational leadership coach who has over twelve years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and who has most recently consulted and coached leaders across the nation in California, Michigan, Texas and NYC. In 2010, she initiated and contributed to the development of the first multicultural coaching curriculum for Leadership That Works, an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Lupita has a Master of Science degree from The New School for Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy in New York City.

Contact: [email protected] | 210.831.6450

 

Susan Caruso Green

Organization: RDN Grant Specialists
Specialty: Grants
Experience: 20 years

sue-caruso-greenSusan Caruso Green is President of the Resource Development Network, LLC, a group of grant professionals assisting nonprofit organizations in New York and New Jersey. We have specialized in grant proposal writing since 1990, with a focus on after-school programs, education, foster care, adoption and the United Way. Susan is the former Contributions Coordinator for Citibank’s retail banking system. She has an MBA from New York University.  Current clients include: NY Council On Adoptable Children, All Saints CDC, Township of Ewing, Cooke Center and Friends of Firefighters. Susan also works for LAPA Fundraising where she supervises a team of grantwriters.

For more information, visit www.ResourceDevelopmentNetwork.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Roxanne Greensteinboard-icon

Organization: Greenstein Consulting, Inc.
Specialty: Fundraising, Board Development, Staff Coaching, Strategic Planning
Experience: 25+ years

Roxanne GreensteinRoxanne Greenstein, President of Greenstein Consulting Inc., helps nonprofit organizations define their resource development needs and create a fundraising plan with realistic strategies to achieve their financial goals. With more than 25 years of experience in fund raising and board development– from major donor cultivation and solicitation, to membership, special events, campaign implementation, and staff/board coaching, her firm advises nonprofits on how to maximize their fund raising potential. Her clients have included Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School, National Coalition Against Censorship, The Jewish Museum, Gingold Theatrical Group, StorahTelling, Lighthouse International, and United Nations World Food Program. Roxanne does board and staff training and has moderated panels for the Foundation Center, National Urban League, and United Way. Prior to consulting, Roxanne held senior development positions at The Jewish Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y, the Arts & Business Council, and American Numismatic Society.

For more information, visit www.RoxanneGreenstein.com

Contact: [email protected]

 

Marc W. Halpert

Organization: e-giving + Connect2Collaborate
Specialty: Customized Online Donation Services; LinkedIn training and coaching
Experience: 12 years (e-giving); 7 years (Connect2Collaborate)

marc-halpertMarc W. Halpert is a self-described “multi-preneur.” Since leaving the corporate world in 2001, Marc W. Halpert has started diverse companies.  One company, e-giving, offers specialized, paperless electronic payment services to optimize the brand and donor  payments, to professional and membership groups, and not-for-profit organizations. Another company, connect2collaborate, spreads his LinkedIn and networking evangelism to train and coach nonprofit professionals to fully tell WHO they really are on their LinkedIn pages. He has been recognized as a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences, local association meetings and nonprofit boards to teach more about how to improve business branding opportunities.

For more information, visit www.linkedin.com/in/marchalpert.

Contact: 203.373.0875 | [email protected]

 

Peter J. Heller

Organization: Peter J. Heller Consulting
Specialty: Major Gifts Programs, Capital Campaigns, Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Coaching & Training
Experience: 25 years

Peter-HellerFor more than 25 years, Peter has served as both, a consultant and staff member for many nonprofit organizations, raising millions of dollars while strengthening their strategic thinking and leadership. His consulting company has been successfully helping nonprofits since 2004 and is bolstered by a hands-on team of professionals, extensive experience in individual donor cultivation, and close collaboration with nonprofit leaders.

Peter understands clients’ needs both from an external and staff-focused perspective. For the 10 years prior to beginning his consulting business (1994-2004), Peter raised over $22 million as a fundraiser and administrator for Columbia University and became the Director of Development for Columbia’s Engineering School. Furthermore, Peter held development positions at several world-class universities including UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco (Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations) and the American Friends of Tel Aviv University (Director of Corporations and Foundations).

Peter also conducts Major Gifts Fundraising training programs, and has taught Major Gifts Fundraising in Columbia’s Fundraising Management Graduate Program. He attended Wesleyan University (CT) and College of the Atlantic (ME), receiving a B.A. in Human Ecology from the latter in 1985.

For more information, visit www.peterjheller.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Jason Hutchinsboard-icon

Organization: Nonprofit Solutions Network
Specialty: Information Technology
Experience: 15+ years

Jason HutchinsJason Hutchins, President (Managing Principal) founded Nonprofit Solutions Network in 1998 to help nonprofits increase capacity, lower costs, and improve their overall operation through the use of technology.  Jason prides himself on providing technology solutions customized to meet the unique needs and financial challenges of nonprofits.  With his broad IT background and distinctive approach, Jason has worked with many large NYC nonprofits, including Community Service Society, New York Cares, United Way of New York City and Vera Institute of Justice.  Jason writes and presents on a variety of IT related topics.  Jason is a graduate of the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, funded by Goldman Sachs.

For more information, visit NonprofitSolutions.net.

Contact:[email protected]

 

Jeffrey Lischin

Organization: Jeffrey Lischin Consulting Services
Specialty: Grantwriting, Charter Schools, Evaluation
Experience: 20 years

jeffrey-lischinJeffrey Lischin, MA, is a grantwriter and education consultant with extensive charter school he developed a Charter School Founders’ Manual published in NJ and MD. Consulting services include grant and charter school applications; design, development and T/A for programs and schools; evaluation services; funding research. Expertise includes education, employment training, at-risk youth, social services, daycare, after-school, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, homeless, CBOs, YouthBuild, AmeriCorps, school-to-work, and welfare-to-work.

For more information, visit www.grantsman.com.

Contact: [email protected] | 973-773-1468

 

Steviann Martines

Organization: BOING! (Building Organizational Impact and Nonprofit Growth)
Specialty: Philanthropic Advisement and Nonprofit Capacity Building
Experience: 8 years

steviann-martinesSteviann Martines founded BOING! to provide nonprofit capacity building services and philanthropic advisement to businesses and donors. She previously worked for Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Nonprofits for Children) where she managed their grant-making program and served as a fundraising and board consultant to their many partner nonprofit organizations. Prior to Youth, I.N.C. she was employed with Jacob A Riis Neighborhood Settlement House where she helped to grow their youth programs and manage their funding and operations. Ms. Martines currently serves as a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Foundation CT, Growth Philanthropy Network, the United Way of Greenwich, and the Greenwich Area Newcomers Club.

For more information, visit www.BoingConsulting.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Laurel Molloyboard-icon

Organization: Innovations Quantified (IQ)
Specialty: Training, Program Planning, Outcome Measurement
Experience: 15+ years

Laurel MolloyLaurel Molloy is Founder & Chief Consultant of Innovations Quantified (IQ), a consulting firm that has been helping organizations increase their impact since 1999. IQ provides training and ongoing support on program planning, logic models, outcome measurement, and outcome-based reporting.

IQ’s clients include local, national and international nonprofits and grantmakers serving a wide variety of missions, like Art Students League of New York, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Girls Scouts of the USA, Riverkeeper, Toledo Community Foundation, and United Nations International Labour Organization.

Laurel is known for her practical approach and her ability to make topics relevant and engaging to her audience. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU and a BA in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross, and she wrote the widely utilized instructional guidebook, Finally – Outcome Measurement Strategies Anyone Can Understand.

For more information,visit www.InnovationsQuantified.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Bonnie Osinski

Organization: Osinski Development Resources
Specialty: Fund Raising, Development, Planning, Board and Staff Coaching, Training, Proposal Development
Experience: 30+ years

bonnie-osinskiBonnie Osinski has been a fundraising professional for more than 35 years. Among the organizations she has served as Director of Development are; the YWCA of the U.S.A., Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, The Glaucoma Foundation CAMBA. She has been a teacher, workshop presenter, consultant, and interim manager for nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher learning throughout the country. Bonnie has MPA from the Wagner School at New York University. She serves on the board of LeAp, (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program).

For more information, visit www.BonnieOsinski.com.

Contact: [email protected] | 212-501-0736

 

Tonia Papke

Organization: MDI Consulting
Specialty: Financial Analysis and Management, Strategic and Business Planning, Treasury Management, Outsourced CFO Services
Experience: 30+ years

Tonia-PapkeTonia Papke provides clients with more than thirty years of experience with domestic and internationl nonprofits in the areas of financial analysis and management, strategic and business planning, treasury management, and outsourced CFO services. She has worked with hundreds of businesses and non-profit organizations in the U.S., Latin America and Asia to organize financial and operational divisions and create and install accounting systems and procedures that enable rapid growth. She is a Certified Financial Planner and provides expertise in investment analysis, development of investment policies, treasury management, and retirement planning. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MS in Urban Planning from the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Historic Preservation.

She is a strong business leader, having served on several committees of the New York Partnership. Ms. Papke won the Dewar’s “Doer Award” for Business Excellence and Community Service Leadership and the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry Small Business Award. She served as a New York State Delegate to the White House Small Business Conference. She is a board member of Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation and Wings (a nonprofit organization that provides family planning services to women in rural Guatemala). She is a member of the Leadership Council of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management.

For more information, visit www.mdiconsult.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Molly Penn

Organization: Penn Flood Consulting
Specialty: Strategic and Business Planning; Board Development; Organizational Development; Executive Coaching
Experience: 25 years

molly-pennMolly Penn focuses her consulting practice on strategic and business planning, organizational development, executive coaching and board development. With over 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector, Molly is a recognized expert in strategy development and planning.  As a facilitator, Molly is known for her ability to synthesize complex ideas and focus thinking at a high-level. Molly has an MBA in Management from Fordham University, and MFA in Arts Management from Columbia University, a BA in Dance from Bard College and is trained as a professional coach.

For more information, visit www.PennFloodConsulting.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Rosemarie Slevin Perocchiaboard-icon

Organization: Perocchia Consulting
Specialty: Oncology, Health Communications, Program Development, Performance Management, Proposal Review and Editing
Experience: 25+ years

Rosemarie-PerocchiaRosemarie Slevin Perocchia has over 25 years of experience as an executive and consultant. With a strong clinical background and expertise in program development, Rosemarie is recognized as a leader in the field of health communications. From 1987-2010, Rosemarie served as the Director of the NCI’s Cancer Information Service at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to that, she developed the patient and family education program at Memorial-Sloan Kettering. As a consultant, Rosemarie advises on patient/consumer information, training and performance management. She serves on the Boards for two non-profits, was an adjunct faculty member and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership. Rosemarie has a Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing from City College of New York, and a Masters Degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College, New York.

For more information, visit www.linkedin.com/in/rosemarieperocchia.

Contact: [email protected] | 917-699-5705

 

Susan J. Ragusa

Organization: Susan J Ragusa Consulting
Specialty: Fundraising, Board Leadership & Development, Coach, Speaker
Experience: 10+ years

susan-j-ragusaSusan’s consulting work in the nonprofit world keeps her on the move as an authentic participant and candid advisor to clients. These experiences enable her to bring firsthand knowledge, fresh thinking and focused energy to every project. By providing counsel to all types of nonprofit organizations, she helps her clients energize fundraising efforts and enhance organizational effectiveness.Susan brings a finely tuned understanding of the nonprofit world through experience in many roles. Leading by example, Susan is active on several boards, volunteers her time, talents and networking resources and has created organizations from the ground up.

For more information, visit www.SusanJRagusa.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Ben Romanboard-icon

Organization: Float Communications
Specialty: Web Design, Online Marketing, Communications, Training, Project Management
Experience: 10+ years

Ben RomanBen Roman is Creative Director at Float Communications, providing website design, social media, online marketing, and content development services. Ben works with a wide range of clients including nonprofit organizations and small businesses, identifying and developing the most effective tools to deliver their messages. He holds a BA from Emory University.

For more information, visit www.FloatCommunications.com.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Simha Rosenberg

Organization: Public Voice NY
Specialty: Marketing and Communications
Experience: 30 years

simha-rosenbergI specialize in non-profit marketing because it combines my passion for progressive social change and my strong visual arts background. I have experience in web strategy and information architecture, web analytics, advocacy campaigns, email and social media marketing, and event marketing. I have developed a wide range of print and digital communications assets, and I can effectively supervise the work of design and web development staff and consultants. I have worked with a wide range of non-profit organizations and coalitions. I understand the special challenges faced by nonprofits so I focus on creative strategies that are practical to implement.

For more information, visit www.PublicVoiceNY.com.

Contact: 917-667-1099 | [email protected]

 

Kim Rozziboard-icon

Organization: KR-Strategies at Community Development Institute(CDI)
Specialty: Philanthropy, Organizational Development and Analysis, Strategic Planning, Capacity Building, Research, Program Planning
Experience: 25 years

Kim RozziKim Rozzi has twenty-five years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management. Ms. Rozzi’s strategic approach to public service has resulted in positive change for many foundations and nonprofit organizations. As Executive Director of the Maurer Foundation, Ms. Rozzi positioned the foundation as a leader in the field of breast health education and forged many valuable and lasting relationships with other foundations and corporations. As a management consultant and interim director, Ms. Rozzi has helped analyze, evaluate and build a wide range of nonprofits with missions that include community health care, early childhood education, children and family services and transitional housing.

Ms. Rozzi holds a Masters of Public Administration from New York University with a specialty in Health Policy and Management and earned an undergraduate degree in multicultural approaches to Arts Education from the State University of New York. She is an advisory member of The Lymphatic Research Foundation, a member of the New York State Cancer Consortium, and a member of the American Public Health Association. Kim’s latest venture is Rozzi/Abdale Advisors, offering financial planners and high net worth individuals a guide to high impact philanthropic giving.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Marian Z. Stern

Organization: Projects in Philanthropy
Specialty: Fundraising planning, strategic planning, board development and governance, meeting and retreat planning/facilitation, professional coaching
Experience: 30+ years

Marian-SternMarian Stern has been an active participant in the Independent Sector for over 35 years. As Manager of Community Programming at Chemical Bank in the1980’s, she formulated the Bank’s philanthropic policies, directed over $10 million in contributions annually, and provided technical assistance to New York City organizations. During the past two decades, as the principal of Projects in Philanthropy, she has worked with a wide variety of organizations in the regional New York area, providing management and fundraising services, with particular emphasis on fundraising planning, board development and training, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation. She also works with funders to define and implement charitable giving policies.

She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University for the past eight years, with administrative and teaching responsibilities in the master’s program. Additionally, she previously was an Adjunct Professor in the American Studies Department at Rutgers University. She has also presented widely at conferences and meetings sponsored by such institutions as Wells Fargo, Wilmington Trust, United Way, Association of Jewish Family and Children Agencies, Dress for Success, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Jewish Historical Society, The Forward, and Central of Conference of American Rabbis.

As a volunteer in the community she has served on a variety of boards including: Philanthropy New York, Ensemble Studio Theater, Arts Council of Essex, Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest, and most recently, as president of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. Ms. Stern graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University and has a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School for Public Service.

For more information, visit www.projectsinphilanthropy.com.

Contact: [email protected] | (973) 214-5083

 

Raj Thakkar

Organization: FOREsight Financial Services for Good
Specialty: Nonprofit Accounting & Finance
Experience: 15 years

Raj-ThakkarRaj is the driving force behind FOREsight’s current and future initiatives and staff of 55 employees. Responsible for the growth and sustainability of the company, he maintains strong ties with all clients to ensure that our work enables them to be mission focused. In February 2013, he graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, designed to help small businesses grow and create more jobs. He was named Small Business Person of the Year for the NY district by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2011, a 2013 Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business and was also recognized as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center. Raj serves on the Board of Ping Chong & Company, an activist arts nonprofit that focuses on key social justice and cultural issues of our time. He is also the Chair of diversity initiatives at the NY chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Raj previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of a nonprofit, Assistant Controller of a start-up company and Project Manager of a publicly traded technology firm. He attained his MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and his BS in Engineering from Hofstra University.

For more information, visit www.foresight.nyc.

Contact: [email protected] | 646.448.8721

 

Janet Waterston

Human Resources Consultant
Specialty: Human Resources, Organizational Development, Executive Coaching
Experience: 25+ years

janet-waterstonJanet Waterston is a human resources and organizational development consultant with 25 years of experience helping individuals and organizations achieve workplace excellence. Her consulting expertise includes supervisory, leadership, and management development; employee relations; employment regulations; executive and management coaching; meeting and retreat facilitation; and organizational assessments. Prior to becoming a consultant, Ms. Waterston was the Managing Director of Employee and Volunteer Resources at GMHC, the oldest and largest nongovernment agency addressing HIV and AIDS, and held senior and corporate HR positions in the medical publishing and financial printing industries. Clients span the for-profit and nonprofit arenas and include hospitals; publishers; consulting practices; retail; environmental, arts, and advocacy organizations; schools; museums; membership organizations; and faith-based and social service agencies. Ms. Waterston has an MSW from NYU.

For more information, visit www.hrworkplaceexcellence.com.

Contact: [email protected] | 718-849-2235

 

Laura Willisboard-icon

Organization: AMS
Specialty: Fundraising, Marketing, Business Development
Experience: 15 years

Laura WillisLaura Willis is the Business Development Manager for Accounting Management Solutions’ Nonprofit Practice in New York City. Laura has extensive experience creating and executing sales and marketing strategies for small to mid-sized consulting, professional services firms and technology companies, the majority of them supporting the nonprofit sector.

She has worked with local and national nonprofits, helping to develop project scopes and outsourcing partnerships to provide technical and management assistance to improve operations and build organizational capacity. Previously, Laura served as the Marketing & Communications Manager at Kiwi Partners, a provider of accounting and financial operations consulting to nonprofits. She also worked as the Sales and Marketing Manager at Jacobson Consulting Applications, a strategic technology consulting firm specializing in fundraising, ticketing and web constituent management systems.

She earned a BA in Literary Studies from Simon’s Rock of Bard College and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Audrey Winkler

Organization: OMG! Organizational Management Group
Specialty: Partnership Exploration, Change Management, Organizational Assessment, Outcome Measurement, Leadership Succession Planning, Strategic Planning, Executive Coaching, Improving Operational Effectiveness, Team-Building
Experience: 25 years

Audrey-WinklerAudrey has a passion for nonprofit organizations and helping them to achieve excellence. She offers successful strategies that promote well organized and tightly managed organizations. With an objective, third party perspective and as an out of the box problem-solver, Audrey works closely with senior managers and board members to improve their organizations’ long-term sustainability by strengthening their organizations from the inside out.

As an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Audrey teaches graduate courses in organizational and leadership management, managerial decision making and human resources management. She is also the Director of the University’s Nonprofit Sector Research Institute and its Center for Community Research and Engagement.

A certified mediator of the American Arbitration Association with extensive experience in facilitating conflict resolution, Audrey develops in-depth trainings on problem solving, cultural diversity and communication skills for the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Audrey is an executive board member of Jespy House, Inc., an extraordinary program for adults with learning and developmental disabilities who demonstrate the ability to live independently and gain competitive employment.

For more information, visit www.omgconsulting.org.

Contact:  [email protected] | (973) 951-7802