Before launching my consulting practice in early 2016, I served as Chief Development Officer of the National Council of Jewish Women, a national membership organization founded in 1893 and comprising 90,000 members and supporters in over 60 chapters across the U.S.
I previously held positions as the lead fundraising professional for the International Center of Photography, a distinguished museum and educational institution based in New York City; Repair the World, a national nonprofit promoting volunteerism by Jewish young adults; Learning Leaders, a NYC-based nonprofit training volunteers to serve in 800 city public schools; and Publicolor, an innovative youth development after-school program.
I began my nonprofit career building and directing the development special events department of the NYU Medical Center (now NYU Langone), where I worked closely with numerous trustees; designed and launched flagship events such as the opening of the NYU Cancer Institute and its Inaugural Gala; and recruited, trained, and managed a team that planned and implemented hundreds of benefits and cultivation events annually.
During that time, I also served as a special events technology consultant to the Central Park Conservancy, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Office of the Mayor, City of New York.
Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, I managed major conferences and events for the ABC Television Network and wrote, directed, edited, and produced nonprofit and corporate videos for The Equitable, Starlight Children's Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the New York City Housing Authority.
I graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe and later pursued Ph.D. studies in Art History at Columbia, where I received an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology.
I serve as an occasional panelist, moderator, and instructor in the areas of fundraising and board development and have served on the Selection Committee of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards since 2017.