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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The Satell Institute
Executive Director
(Philadelphia, PA). The Satell Institute is a new think tank dedicated to promoting corporate social responsibility. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to serve as a resource to help companies and nonprofit organizations build better communities by working together. The Institute has been endowed and now seeks a creative, outgoing, and dynamic thought leader to successfully launch this new entity. .

Jewish Council for Public Affairs
President and CEO
(NY, NY). The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is a national Jewish organization with a network of 14 national and 125 local independent partner agencies. The organization’s mission is to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field. They are seeking a new President/CEO to lead them into their next decade of impact and growth.

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..

The Mountbatten Institute
Executive Director, North American Regional Office
(NY, NY). The Mountbatten Institute, a pioneering global provider in the field of work and study abroad programs, provides recent college graduates with a postgraduate international business education, housing and internship opportunities in London, New York and Bangkok through its unique, experiential learning experience and cultural exchange. The Institute is seeking an Executive Director for its North American Regional Office who will be responsible for the administration and management of all aspects of its New York internship and training program.

The Beit Rabban Day School
Head of School
(New York, NY). Beit Rabban Day School has been providing an extraordinary education for early childhood and elementary students since 1991. The school’s compelling approach integrates high-level academic and Judaic studies while incorporating cutting edge pedagogic methods. As a community school, Beit Rabban’s mission is to create a model of an open Jewish learning community comprised of diverse Jewish families all passionately committed to Jewish life. Beit Rabban is seeking an experienced Head of School with vision, who shares the values of Beit Rabban, and who has the ability to articulate this vision in a diversity of settings to advance the school's mission.

Executive Director
(South Orange, NJ). The JESPY House enables adults with learning and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and lead independent lives in the community. In addition to a day and residential program, it offers a full range of services to clients, aged 18 to 60+, including life skills training, vocational, health services and recreational activities. JESPY is seeking an Executive Director to build on its strengths.

Seamen's Society for Children and Families
Chief Operating Officer/SVP
(NY, NY). Seamen’s Society for Children and Families (“Seamen’s Society”) is a city wide agency that was founded in 1846 to protect vulnerable children while strengthening families to overcome alcohol, substance abuse, domestic violence, and other family problems that threaten a child’s future. With over 60 percent of their programs focusing on foster care, Seamen’s Society has set the standard for serving children and families in Staten Island and Brooklyn. The organization has approximately 175 employees and a budget of about $19 million. They are seeking a Chief Operating Officer/SVP with a strong knowledge of programs in foster care and New York City contracts, to be a part of the senior management team and lead the internal operations. .


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

This month's article is How a Proactive Search Can Lead to a Diverse Hiring Pool. If you want to create a candidate pool of high-performing professionals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills for an executive role in your nonprofit, it will take more than one or two advertisements on job boards to attract a range of talented candidates..

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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

DRG recruits Debra Vizzi to replace retiring founder Kathleen DiChiara as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (Hillside, NJ). Since 2009, Debra served as President of VIP Community Services, leading the 500-employee agency in providing social services to those living in poverty in the Bronx. She was recently honored with a 2015 New Jersey Humanitarian Award from the Court Appointed Special Advocates. Read Press Release

DRG congratulates Eileen Joseph on being selected to be the next Director of Development of Teaching Channel (Oakland, CA), a nonprofit organization that helps teachers watch, share and learn new teaching techniques through its interactive platform for professional learning. She will be in charge of managing the overall fundraising strategy of the organization. Eileen has an extensive background in fundraising. Previously, she served as Director of Advancement at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

DRG is delighted to have worked with Urban Pathways (New York, NY) to recruit Nancy Olecki to be the organization's new Director of Development. Most recently, Nancy served as Director of Development for the Doe Fund, a nationally recognized nonprofit that aims to break the cycle of homelessness and recidivism. Nancy brings experience in a variety of development activities to Urban Pathways, including foundation and corporate partnerships, special events, and individual and major giving.
DRG congratulates April Baskin on being selected Vice President of Audacious Hospitality at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Her new role is the final staffing decision within a realignment of executive roles that is structured around the core priorities of URJ’s 2020 Vision. Most recently, April served as Director of Resources and Training at InterfaithFamily. Read Press Release.

Urban Pathways (New York, NY) has appointed Ronald Rosado Abad as their new Chief Operating Officer. He has over 15 years of government and non-profit executive management experience in homeless, health care and housing services.  He will be stepping down from the New York City Department of Homeless Services, where he served as Assistant Commissioner, Budget, Procurement And Administration.

DRG is excited to have worked with Hillel International (Washington, DC) to recruit Mimi Lee Kravetz from Google to be Hillel's first Chief Talent Officer. With a MBA from Harvard and a BA from Tufts, Ms. Kravetz had been serving as Google's Head of Employment Branding.  Read Press Release

Habitat for Humanity Coastal Fairfield County (Bridgeport, CT) has appointed Stuart Adelberg as their new CEO.  Stuart will be stepping down from the Greenwich United Way where he has been serving for over two decades as their CEO  Read Press Release.

DRG: The Exposé

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