WELCOME TO DRG
With over 26 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.
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Lymphoma Research Foundation
Chief Executive Officer (New York, NY). Formed in 2001 through the merger of two existing lymphoma organizations, LRF is today the nation's largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative Lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF is dedicated to funding biomedical research focused on the origins, treatment, and identification of a cure for lymphoma; to raising public awareness of the disease; and providing support and services to people with lymphoma, their families and caregivers.
Repair the World
Vice President for Development (New York, NY). Launched in 2009, Repair seeks to propel service to the forefront of Jewish life and to enable individuals and the Jewish community to be indispensable partners in the national and global service movements. In 2012, Repair The World created a new three-year Business Plan defining its program models, long-term and short-term goals, and outlining strategies for building philanthropic support from $5.5 to $8 million annually. The VP will report to the new CEO, David Eisner, who joined Repair in 2013. David, who is the former CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service and of the National Constitution Center, in an experienced nonprofit executive, fundraiser, and a national leader in the field of volunteerism and service-learning.
Environmental Defense Fund
Director of Annual Fund and Major Gifts Officer (New York, NY). EDF, a leading green group with a global operating budget of $120M, has led transformation by providing strong science and market-based solutions for policy makers and business leaders. Representing more than 700,000 members, EDF’s mission is to align economic incentives with protecting the environment and natural systems as well as to induce markets to incorporate the real value of environmental assets to create innovative, equitable, cost-effective, and lasting solutions to society’s most serious environmental problems affecting Climate, Oceans, Ecosystems and Health.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Foundation President (Columbus, OH) Nationwide Children's Hospital is the 4th largest children's health system in the country. They provide both clinical care and conduct pediatric research (approximately 1000 staff just dedicated towards research institute and 8,500 staff in total). Recently the hospital completed a $300M capital campaign and now boasts a state of the art campus with almost 3 million square feet of space. The Foundation President serves as the chief development officer of the health system.
Jewish Family Service
Chief Advancement Officer (San Diego, CA) JFS is a recognized leader in providing critical care, help and healing to the needy in the Pacific Southwest. Since its founding in 1918, JFS has grown to become an invaluable community resource providing a “lifetime of help” to individuals and families by offering a myriad of programs and services to communities across the region which address an expansive range of social issues. The agency has approximately 300 staff members, is governed by a 26 -member Board of Directors and has an operating budget of approximately $16.3 million.
Corporate and Foundation Relations Director (New York, NY) Phoenix House is one of the nation's largest non-profit organizations devoted to the treatment and prevention of substance abuse. Founded in 1967, the agency currently operates more than 120 programs nationwide which provide care for nearly 7,000 individuals on a daily basis. Headquartered in NYC, programs are offered in NY, throughout the Mid-Atlantic, New England, California, Texas, and Florida. Phoenix House has a staff of 1,700 and an annual budget of $11M.
DRG is please to welcome Susan Sherr-Seitz to our team of excecutive search consultants. Susan is an experienced and skilled nonprofit executive with broad experience in recruiting, community consulting and program management. She holds an impressive record of improving and expanding programs and initiatives, building empowered teams and establishing effective partnerships with colleagues and organizations within her vast network.
Susan comes to DRG after a 15 year career at The Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) where she held several positions of increasing responsibility directing national initiatives devoted to Jewish Identity and Education as well as recruiting for the FEREP (Federation, Executive Recruitment and Placement) program. Most recently, Susan was the Associate Vice President where she was responsible for directing the Federation system’s signature annual conference, the General Assembly.
Susan holds Masters degrees from the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Journalism.
At DRG, Susan will expand our practice with
organizations throughout the Jewish and general nonprofit community,
develop our work with a new generation of nonprofit executives and
expand our presence in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.
May 1, Susan can be reached at (212) 983-1600 x5958 or via email at
Starting May 1, Susan can be reached at (212) 983-1600 x5958 or via email at email@example.com.
RECENTLY CLOSED SEARCHES
Institute for Community Living (New York, NY) has appointed David Woodlock as the its new President and CEO. Mr. Woodlock had been serving as the CEO of Four Winds Hospital based in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (Clearwater, FL) has appointed Tia Gray as the its new President and CEO. Ms. Gray had been serving as the CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, Oregon.
American Youth Soccer Association (Torrance, CA) has appointed Kim Roberts Hedgpeth as National Executive Director. Ms. Hedgpeth has served as the National Executive Director of the American Federation of Television and Recording Artists (AFTRA) until its recent merger with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) last year.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (White Plains, NY) has appointed Mark Roithmayr as Chief Development Officer. Mr. Roithmayr had been CEO of Autism Speaks.
DRG: The Exposé
DRG ARTICLES ON LEADERSHIP AND RECRUITING
Every month, DRG reviews best thinking and practices in professional staff recruitment and development in the nonprofit sector.
This month's article is the second in our Executive Year One Series. The goal of the series is to share lessons from those looking back on their first year in a new leadership position. In this series we hope to learn from those who have just gone through the challenge of transitioning into a new organization.
The second interview is with Nancy Sacks, who joined the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles as Executive Vice President for Development in 2011. Click here to read this article.
Visit our archives for a list of recruiting and retention articles.