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.


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Ability Beyond
Chief Executive Officer
(Bethel, CT). Ability Beyond is a $68M agency with 1,200 dedicated staff and 500 volunteers who provide community-based support for people living with disabilities across Connecticut, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Advancing their mission to “discover, build and celebrate ability in all people,” Ability Beyond enables people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. They provide community-based programs to more than 1,050 people, clinical support to more than 500 people and employment training and job placement services to an additional 1,200 people, with almost 50 percent of those individuals gaining competitive employment through Ability Beyond’s award-winning services.

Homes for the Brave
Chief Executive Officer
(Bridgeport, CT). Working primarily with Veterans, Homes for the Brave provides safe housing (transitional and permanent), vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help individuals, leave homelessness behind. Homes for the Brave operates three facilities in Bridgeport, one transitional and one permanent housing facility for men and a separate transitional facility for women, who as a group benefit from other specialized services unique to female veterans.

Greenwich United Way
(Greenwich, CT). For over 80 years, the Greenwich United Way (GUW) has been essential to the identification of the needs of the Greenwich community’s most vulnerable populations and organizing collaborative efforts to develop meaningful solutions. GUW seeks an CEO who will embrace the core values of the organization, as well as a visionary leader whose interests, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit will enable GUW to expand and grow to meet new opportunities and challenges. The successful candidate will have a strong fundraising background and excellent management skills.

Birthright Israel Foundation
Chief Development Officer
(New York, NY). The Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) builds the base of financial support to assure that the gift of a 10-day Birthright Israel educational trip is available to every Jewish, young adult. The Foundation, currently raising $100 million annually, seeks a result driven CDO to build a national campaign strategy utilizing multiple vehicles for participation and direct the development team in implementing programs. The CDO will report to and work closely with the President of the Birthright Israel Foundation and serve on the Senior Management team.

Planned Parenthood Keystone
President and CEO
(Allentown, PA). Planned Parenthood Keystone (PPKey), an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), is a high quality reproductive health care provider whose mission is provide and promote access to the essential health care services and comprehensive education people need to live healthy lives and build strong communities. Its service area includes 37 counties across northeast and central Pennsylvania. PPKey seeks a President/CEO that will be responsible for implementing Board direction and policies, the mission and vision, and management of all operations, while meeting the essential healthcare needs of the community..


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

This month's article is Developing a Culture of Connection at Your Nonprofit. We examine how many organizations aren't reaching their full potential because their workplaces are driven by cultures of indifference and control.

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ShelterBox USA (Sarasota, FL) one of the world's leading disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations, announces the appointment of Kerri Murray as its new president. Murray, a veteran nonprofit and corporate executive who has specialized in global health initiatives, brings nearly two decades of experience to the organization. Murray was formerly the Vice President at Direct Relief where she led development, communications, and marketing since 2010. Murray has deep experience delivering high-growth in the business and nonprofit sectors, including 13-years at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. Read Press Release

DRG recruits Purna Rodman Conare as the new President and CEO of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (Livingston, NJ). A proven leader with more than 30 years of experience in complex health and human services organizations, Purna is dedicated to making the world better for vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. Before joining CPNJ's senior staff, he served as President and CEO of the Kennedy-Donovan Center, a $34 million multi-service nonprofit agency in Foxboro, Massachusetts that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Read Press Release

Katie O. McCulloch was named the Executive Director of the Bermuda Wellness Foundation (New York, NY). In her new role, she is responsible for designing, organizing, implementing and coordinating an ongoing multimillion dollar fundraising program in Bermuda which is committed to changing the health of a nation. She has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit as an accomplished fundraiser, relationship manager and steward. She comes to the Bermuda Wellness Foundation from R Baby Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving pediatric emergency care.

The Brooklyn College Foundation (Brooklyn, NY) has named John Frank as their Philanthropy Advisor, Major Gifts. In his new role, he is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual prospects and donors for a wide range of Brooklyn College programs. John comes to the Brooklyn College Foundation from the AABR Foundation, where he served as Director of Development and Public Relations for more than 10 years.

Brooklyn Law School (Brooklyn, NY) has named Ursula Vesala to be their new Director of Development. She is a highly accomplished fundraiser and relationship manager who has had great successes at major universities and organizations, such as Columbia University, Tulane University, the International School of Louisiana and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. She comes to Brooklyn Law School from Yale Law School, where she served as Associate Director of Philanthropic Engagement. Read Press Release

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