I have almost 30 years experience in senior management positions in non-profit industry in New York City. Drawing on that experience, I now help people identify and achieve their mission and life purpose. My own purpose is to coach people to find and achieve the "right fit" in their lives and work. This involves helping people grow in their careers, find and pursue their passion, develop leadership ability, market themselves effectively, and transform their careers - and usually also their entire lives. Each person comes with their own special circumstances, talents and wishes. I have a set of tools that suit each person individually to enable them to reach their goals. I guide most people to identify a clear vision and mission and an action plan to bring those to reality. For those seeking new employment, I assist them in market themselves to prospective employers. I support people to identify what kind of work and work environment will make them happiest, and act as cheerleader and support during the search process. After 12 years running major NYC non-profits, I also am an expert on non-profit management and culture, leadership development, human resources, marketing and fundraising, planning, and other business management subjects. This makes me an excellent coach for non-profit leaders, especially CEO's and Executive Directors.
Apr 2006 - Present
Mission Advancement Consulting
2005 - 2006
New York Restoration Project
Turned around operations and fiscal health of Bette Midler's non-profit devoted to restoring and maintaining parks and community gardens in Upper Manhattan and low-income neighborhoods of New York City.
2005 - 2005
Share Our Strength
1999 - 2005
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest)
1994 - 2005
Led anti-hunger organization to dramatically increase its capacity to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Grew to help feed 265,000 people weekly (from 33,000) by rescuing and delivering 24 million pounds of food, with an annual operating budget of $11 million in privately-raised dollars. Shifted to providing fresh produce and using operations to improve public health.
1990 - 1994
Dept. of Employment, City of New York
1984 - 1994
New York AIDS Coalition
1984 - 1990
Assistant Director, Community Supports
Community Service Society
1981 - 1984
Program Development/Development Associate
Bronx FRONTIER Development Corporation
Directed and implemented all fundraising, program development, and public relations efforts for community development agency focused on “greening the South Bronx” and providing nutrition education in Hunts Point schools. Doubled annual budget, raising $1.5 million in new dollars from public and government. Co-created award-winning teen pregnancy prevention program. Secured federal funds to start up for-profit subsidiary selling ZooDoo (Compost from Sophisticated Bronx Zoo Animals).