Frank Abdale has twenty years of experience as an executive and consultant with nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions. A proven innovator, Frank has helped lead agencies and clients to higher levels of achievement than originally thought possible. As Executive Director of the Association of Nutrition Services Agencies from 2002-2008, Frank transformed a small association into a nationally recognized force, expanded and diversified the agency’s funding base, built an effective advocacy program from the ground up and launched an international nutrition and HIV/AIDS program in South Africa and Namibia.
As a consultant Frank works as both a sole-proprietor and a partner. Some recent clients include Art Students League of New York, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Johnson & Johnson, MAC AIDS Fund and United Way New York City. Working through the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, some of Frank’s clients include New York City Department of Health, Partnership for a Healthier New York City, Prudential Foundation and Take Care New York.
Frank’s latest venture is Rozzi/Abdale Advisors, offering financial planners and high net worth individuals a guide to high impact philanthropic giving. Frank is a gifted author, teacher and public speaker. His publications include “Practical Abundance: A Comprehensive Guide to Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits” which he used as the text for “Fundraising Concepts and Practices” a course he taught at NYU’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. Partnering with corporate philanthropy clients Frank has designed RFPs, reviewed thousands of proposals and produced a Funders Toolkit to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Frank is Co-Chair of Association of Nonprofit Specialists (formerly NYTAP) and a proud member of the Board of Directors of Long Island Crisis Center and Pride for Youth.
Maria I. Badali
Maria Badali is a Senior Consultant with Dudley Hamilton Associates, specializing in change management, strategic planning, human capital development, and strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Maria’s multidisciplinary and multicultural skills provide her with a unique perspective when developing strategies for individual and organizational success. A global citizen with a wide range of cross-cultural experiences, she possesses a strong understanding of multi-cultural issues. She is also able to effectively balance and integrate business, operational and people related issues and dynamics in designing and implementing complex projects and initiatives that yield desired outcomes.
Maria has extensive experience managing global teams in both Russia and the US and has worked as a facilitator, consultant and executive coach for corporate, non-profit, government, and academic organizations. Over the last decade she 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, Ethicon (J&J Company), FEGS, Hale House, LifeCell, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Park Service, Novartis, NYC Administration for Children Services, Pfizer, and Sandoz among others.
For a number of years Maria facilitated and provided oversight for the Harlem School of the Arts Technical Assistance Program dedicated to strengthening organizational infrastructure and developing leadership skills among the underserved arts and cultural organizations funded by NYSCA – SAS. In that role she was responsible for selection and partnering of grantees and consultants, approving and monitoring the scope of work and timelines for each project, as well as ensuring that the desired outcomes of each engagement were successfully achieved.
Maria received her 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. Maria is a Board member and a former Co-Chair of the Association of Nonprofit Specialists (formerly NYTAP).
Rosemarie Slevin Perocchia
Rosemarie Slevin Perocchia has 25+ years of experience as a health communications executive and consultant. With a strong clinical background and expertise in program development, Rosemarie advises organizations on patient/consumer information, training and performance management. Prior to her consulting role, Rosemarie served as the Director of the NCI’s Cancer Information Service at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She sits on the Boards of two non-profits, served as adjunct faculty and has been the recipient of numerous leadership awards.
Rosemarie has a B.S. in Nursing from City College of New York, and a Masters from Columbia University’s Teachers College, New York.
Ben Roman is the 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.
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