DRG Executive Search Consultants


With over 28 years of experience, DRG has established a national reputation as a firm that specializes in recruiting for the nonprofit sector. We have worked throughout the United States conducting searches with nonprofit organizations from a wide variety of fields.

We are a firm committed to recruiting executives who possess the experience and leadership qualities necessary to help nonprofit organizations manage change and achieve their goals. We believe that with creative professional leadership, organizations will succeed in building the resources and services that can have a positive impact in communities around the world.

We selected our niche in the nonprofit sector because we believe that without excellence in professional leadership, nonprofit organizations could not succeed in delivering important services. We want to make a difference in this area by striving to be leaders who are knowledgeable about nonprofit leadership. We want to help clients develop new ways of thinking about each hiring challenge and guide them through informative successful recruitment efforts.


Access the full list of current searches by clicking here.

SERV Behavioral Health Systems
(Ewing, NJ).  Founded in 1976, SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. (SBHS) is a private statewide, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization with a mission to provide housing, support and services to special-needs populations. SBHS has a total budget of $45M and over 800 staff. SBHS serves approximately 1500 consumers in 10 counties in New Jersey. The organization seeks a CEO to continue building on its vision and strategic direction as a premier provider of behavioral health services in New Jersey.

UJA Federation-New York
Chief Program Officer
(New York, NY).  UJA-Federation of New York cares for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, responds to crises close to home and far away, and shapes the Jewish future. UJA provides grants to a network of nearly 100 health, human-service, educational, and community-building nonprofits and to dozens of other grassroots organizations. UJA-Federation of New York has long been at the forefront of purposeful planning and communal resource allocation, and the Chief Program Officer will continue this important mandate within the Jewish community and the non-profit sector more broadly.

New York Center for Living
(New York, NY).  Founded in 2009, the New York Center for Living is a private pay and out-of-network, non-profit, outpatient treatment center committed to serving adolescents, young adults and families. The Center is guided by a 12-step, abstinence-based philosophy that integrates conventional and complementary therapeutic services, with an experienced collegial, multidisciplinary clinical team that offers comprehensive and individualized care. To move the Center to its next level of success, the Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director who will provide leadership for all aspects of the Center's activities and operations.

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
(New York, NY).  ADDF is dedicated to accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s disease. The ADDF is the only public charity solely focused on funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s and is considered a pioneer in the venture philanthropy model. Over the next five years, the organization is looking to build upon its successes, by growing revenues to $100 million dollars to invest in drug research. ADDF is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the strategic, financial and philanthropic growth of this high profile organization.

The Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust
Deputy Director, Operations, and Program Director
(Larkspur, CA).  The Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust, a growing private foundation, which has recently doubled in size to $170 million, invests in research and educational efforts that provide relevant and reliable information to policy makers, opinion leaders and publics in the US, Europe and around the world. Much of the work is with organizations that focus on Israel and the Middle East. There are two openings at the foundation for a Program Officer and Deputy Director, Operations.

Kid's B.A.S.E & The Little School
Executive Director
(Scarsdale, NY).  Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School (“KBLS”), an accredited, licensed not-for-profit private school located in the affluent community of Scarsdale, New York City, seeks a Executive Director to partner with the Board, faculty and parents to refresh and improve upon their already successful programs. The Little School is a preschool that offers full/partial day programs, before and after-school programs, vacation programs, and summer camp for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Kids’ B.A.S.E. is recognized as a model of before and after school programs serving all Scarsdale elementary schools.

The New York Center for Living
Executive Director
(New York, NY).  Serving the unique developmental, social, and psychological needs of adolescents and young adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, The New York Center for Living is the first treatment center of its kind in New York City. The New York Center for Living is guided by a 12-step, abstinence-based philosophy that integrates conventional and complementary therapeutic services with an experienced collegial, multidisciplinary clinical team to offer comprehensive, individualized care. The Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director who will provide professional and strategic leadership for all aspects of the Center’s activities and operations.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
(New York, NY).  Called “one of the most moving cultural experiences in the city” by Time Out magazine, the Museum of Jewish Heritage is one of New York City’s most impressive destinations. Since the Museum first opened its doors in 1997, visitors of all ages and backgrounds have gained a vital perspective on 20th and 21st century Jewish history and heritage. The leadership of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, made up of some of the New York’s leading Jewish philanthropists, views the appointment of a new President as a unique opportunity to lead a major New York City Jewish cultural institution at a critical moment in its development.

Hilarity for Charity
Executive Director
(Los Angeles, CA).  Founded in 2012, Hilarity for Charity (HFC) is a movement led by Hollywood comedy star Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among the millennial generation. For four years, their successful Los Angeles Variety Show has entertained young, hip professionals through evenings filled with music and comedy while creating the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates. Performances and appearances by Paul Rudd, Bruno Mars, Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, The Backstreet Boys, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling and more have helped make the events incredibly successful. HFC is seeking an Executive Director to elevate and expand its overall reach.



Every month, DRG reviews best thinking and practices in professional staff recruitment and development in the nonprofit sector.

This month's article is The Nonprofit CFO as an Internal Spokesperson. Funders are concerned about how nonprofits look at risk, cash flow and debt ratios. The stronger your partnership and communication are with the head of finance, the more honest you can be with the funder about your organization's needs, which will help you gain foundation support. 

Join the DRG mailing list

Visit our archives for a list of recruiting and retention articles.


Because we receive so many inquiries about how we work with organizations, we recently created a downloadable brochure.  In the future, this brochure will be on our "DRG At A Glance" page.  View DRG Brochure


Steve J. Goldberg joins DRG. View Press Release


DRG recruits Raphael Sutton as the new CEO of YRF Darca (New York, NY) to spearhead U.S.-based support for schools in Israel’s socioeconomically underprivileged communities. Raphael comes to YRF Darca from the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, where he served as Executive Director. Before entering the nonprofit world, he was Vice President at JPMorgan Private Bank, providing wealth management advice to families, individuals and non-for-profit organizations for 7 years. This search was conducted by DRG President David Edell and DRG Associate Margaret Kurtz. Read Press Release

DRG placement David Rabin is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greenwich United Way (Greenwich, Connecticut). Rabin is a longtime Greenwich resident with expertise in fundraising, business development and operations, and client service. He joins Greenwich United Way from Webster Bank, where he most recently served as Vice President. This search was conducted by DRG Vice President Sue Waterbury and DRG Senior Associate Kelsey Blagdon Read Press Release

DRG has placed Stephanie Ives as the new Head of School of Beit Rabban Day School (New York, New York). Stephanie comes to Beit Rabban from the New Israel Fund, where she is the Regional Director of the New York/ Tri-State area. She previously ran the Department of Education and Community Engagement at American Jewish World Service. Her professional career began with Teach for America, teaching fourth grade in a New York City public school and developing curricula. This search was conducted by DRG Vice President Dara Z. Klarfeld and DRG Associate Marlene Mlawski Read Press Release

DRG recruits former Congressman Christopher Carney to serve as the first Executive Director of the Satell Institute (Philadelphia, PA). Carney represented Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional district from 2007 to 2011 as a member of the United States Congress. He comes to Satell from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, where he served as a Commissioner. He has also provided business development advice and consulting services for small businesses and organizations throughout Pennsylvania as a Founding Partner of Stone City Solutions, LLC. This search was conducted by DRG Managing Partner David Hinsley Cheng and DRG Senior Associate Kelsey Blagdon.

DRG recruits Shannon Carey to serve as the new Vice President of Development & Communications of the Urban Resource Institute (New York, NY), one of the largest domestic violence service providers in New York City. Shannon provided nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate social responsibility consulting as the Founder and President of Four Leaf Clover Consulting. Previously, she served as interim Chief Development Officer and Director of Development of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. This search was conducted by DRG Vice President Sue Waterbury and DRG Senior Associate Kelsey Blagdon.

DRG congratulates our placement Meara Razon Ashtivker on being named the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Masa Israel's North American team. Meara has over 10 years of experience working with nonprofits in the US and Israel. She is joining Masa Israel from the hi-tech sector, where she most recently served as COO of Boomset. In addition to her experiences living, working and studying in Israel, she has served as the Israel Programs Recruiter for Hadassah/ Young Judaea Israel and has an extensive background in the Jewish nonprofit sector. This search was conducted by DRG President David Edell and DRG Associate Leora Y. Cohen.

DRG: The Exposé

As part of DRG's 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2012, we created this video as a humorous perspective on our work.