DRG Executive Search Consultants


With 30 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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Project Hospitality
Executive Director
(Staten, NY). Project Hospitality provides comprehensive services for hungry, homeless and inadequately housed people, especially those who are living with multiple diagnoses such as HIV, substance use, and/or mental illness. As the only comprehensive homeless service provider in the borough of Staten Island, Project Hospitality serves more than 25,000 Staten Island residents each year. Project Hospitality has a staff of approximately 300 and a budget of about $32 million.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Chief Executive Officer
(Washington, DC). The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Inc. (The Federation) began in 1925 as the Jewish Welfare Association. Today, The Federation and its United Jewish Endowment Fund support and partner with 43 local agencies, 12 national organizations, 4 overseas partners and more than 60 synagogues. Around the world, The Federation's efforts support rescue, relief, reconstruction, and renewal for tens of thousands in Israel and in more than 60 other countries around the world. The total assets of The Federation are $219.5 million, and the operating budget is approximately $7 million.

Mohawk Valley Health System
Foundation Executive Director
(Utica, NY). Mohawk Valley Health System (Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center) has more than 4,000 FTEs, an operating budget of $532 million, 574 acute care beds and 202 long-term care beds. Affiliates include St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program, Senior Network Health, Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County, Dialysis Program with six outpatient centers, and twenty five primary and specialty care medical offices. MVHS will soon embark on a $480M contruction project to create a new integrated health delivery system, the first new hospital in the state of NY in over 20 years.

Odyssey Networks
Director of Advancement
(New York, NY). Odyssey Networks is a multi-media, multi-faith nonprofit with a social justice focus. They produce long and short form documentary programming that drives impact campaigns, and partners with people and organizations (regardless of faith) to engage the world to nurture compassion, justice, and hope. Their productions feature universal themes common to all people such as transformation, redemption, and inspiration.

Student Sponsors Partners
Director of Development
(New York, NY). Since 1986, Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) has been providing at-risk students in New York City with the opportunity to get a quality, non-public high school education through the financial support and one-to-one guidance of a sponsor. SSP is seeking a Director of Development who will be responsible for the preparation and management of an overall comprehensive fundraising plan, short and long term strategy, and action plans in order to meet the financial goals determined by the Executive Director and Board. SSP has a full time staff of 11 and an operating budget of approximately $7.5 Million

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Director of Legal Advocacy
(New York, NY). Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a 123-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human services, which significantly improve the lives of thousands of people in need each year on the East Side of Manhattan. Lenox Hill's Legal Advocacy Department currently consists of 11 attorneys, 6 advocates, and 2 coordinators, and it provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to more than 3,000 low-income individuals and families each year. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, an experienced public interest attorney and former director of the Legal Advocacy Department, the Director of Legal Advocacy will lead and manage the diverse activities of a 20 person civil legal services program.



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DRG is pleased to announce Phil Lussier as the new CEO of Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York. Lussier has extensive experience with strategy and planning as well as managing teams. His 35-year professional career has been primarily in the financial services industry; He previously served as the Principal of Crow Point Partners and as Chairman and CEO of CitiStreet. As a non-profit leader, he has served on the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island board from 2003-2009, and the Make-A-Wish National Board from 2009-2015, including two years as national board chair. This search was conducted by DRG Vice President Sue Waterbury. Read Press Release

DRG recruits Felice Wagner to serve as Executive Director and General Counsel of the Network of Trial Law Firms. Wagner, a former practicing attorney, is an internationally recognized legal industry executive with a proven track record of building new businesses, launching unique products and groundbreaking initiatives, developing high-performing national teams, and driving client relationships and revenue growth. Before joining the Network, she served as Director Of Sales And Business Development at Berger Singerman LLP. She has also served as Chief Business Development Officer of the international legal service provider Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. This search was conducted by DRG Managing Partner David Hinlsey Cheng and Senior Associate Kelsey Blagdon.


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