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Nonprofit Executive Consultant
I am an accomplished nonprofit executive with over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit philanthropic and corporate industries.
Having founded and served 14 years (2004 – 2018) as Executive Director/CEO and Board Member of ParentJobNet, Inc., – an award winning nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, I now work as an independent nonprofit executive consultant while continuing my philanthropic work strengthening and stabilizing nonprofits through capacity building, board/committee development, fundraising, fiscal management, program development, communication, advisory, and governance.
Since inception (2004), ParentJobNet successfully helped over 16,000 low-income public school parents build financial security at home to help their children succeed academically. The organization served these families with holistic workforce educational programs, connected them to hundreds of jobs, improved their financial literacy, and received 16 honorary and merit awards under my leadership.
Prior to founding ParentJobNet, I worked on Wall Street as a financial services professional at large institutional investment companies in a variety of positions ranging from portfolio management, institutional client services, and training/development.
Having had a remarkably successful track record in the nonprofit industry, I established a grassroots in-kind operation engaging with over 100 business partners and volunteers in the first 3 years while putting in place trajectory goals for program outcomes designed to measure impact and leverage new funding opportunities. My exceptional interpersonal skills are fully crafted to win corporate and foundation support while communicating with donors and interacting with various levels of stakeholders to achieve sustainable organizational growth. Leading the programmatic, operational, fundraising, marketing communication, and board development mandates of the organization for many years gave me a whole new appreciation and a unique perspective of the intricacies of nonprofits. This priceless experience has paved the way to who I am today – a seasoned and knowledgeable nonprofit professional.
My passion for mission-driven work is evident through years of community work having achieved impactful results with 9 merit awards for nonprofit excellence, entrepreneurship, and leadership. As a change agent, I am honored to continue to bring in-depth knowledge of nonprofit management, fundraising, governance, and strategic thinking to help nonprofits, government agencies, and foundations navigate, assess, build and grow sustainable programs and operational infrastructures to help transform individuals, families, and communities.
As an avid lifetime learner, I am actively involved in Toastmasters International holding a leadership position as Vice President of Education at a local New York Chapter. Additionally, I have served on several nonprofit boards and volunteered for many causes.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, and Philanthropy from NYU and a Bachelor’s Degree from Pace University. In addition, I have done post graduate (BCI) studies at Columbia University and hold professional certifications in portfolio management, training and development, and project management.