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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National Director of Leadership Giving
(New York, NY).  Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting our loved ones from addiction to illicit and prescription drugs, and alcohol, and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease. In just a few years, Shatterproof’s message and work has been embraced by almost 100,000 families. The organization will raise approximately $6M in 2016, and has had enormous success and recognition in advocacy. Shatterproof has led advocacy campaigns and helped to draft 12 key pieces of legislation in 9 states. The National Director of Leadership Giving is a newly created position reporting to directly to the CEO and serves as the senior development officer overseeing all leadership giving.

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
Chief Development Officer
(Virtual - US Based).  The Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) was founded in 1956 and its mission is to collaborate with the people of the Artibonite Valley as they strive to improve their health and quality of life and to sustain lifesaving services for the long term. HAS operates a regional referral hospital and community programs which provide medical and development services to a population of more than 350,000 residents of Haiti’s central Artibonite Valley. HAS is seeking a Chief Development Officer to design, organize, implement and coordinate an ongoing fundraising program, primarily in the United States, for the important work of delivering quality healthcare to the people of Haiti’s Artibonite Valley.

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.

Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies
(New York, NY).  The Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies Inc. (IAC) was formed in 1977 when a small group of 30 nonprofit agencies, mostly founded and operated by parents of children with developmental disabilities, banded together in an Inter-Agency Council to work with government to design, develop and operate a new, ground-breaking service system. Today, IAC represents approximately 165 member agencies and organizations helping 90,000 individuals and their families in all five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland counties. The Executive Director is the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for ensuring compliance with IAC’s mission through overall effective and efficient management and operation of IAC’s member services while carrying out policies developed by the board of directors.

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.

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. 

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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 Petra Tuomi as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC). Before joining UCP of NYC, she served as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the New York City Charter School Center, where she garnered hundreds of media placements, and developed highly successful advertising campaigns reaching students in low-income neighborhoods on major radio and TV networks. This search was conducted by DRG Senior Consultant Carmel Napolitano and DRG Associate Margaret Kurtz.

Our placement Paul Bernstein is the founding CEO of “NewOrg" -- a new Jewish day school organization that includes the founding organizations PARDES, PEJE, RAVSAK, The Schechter Network and Yeshiva University School Partnership. In his new role, he will help the organization achieve its mission of unifying and strengthening the Jewish day school field. Bernstein has a wealth of experience in both philanthropy and the commercial sector. Previously, he served as the CEO of The Pershing Square Foundation and as Global Managing Director of Absolute Return for Kids. This search was conducted by DRG Vice President Dara Z. Klarfeld and DRG Associate Leora Y. Cohen. Read Press Release

DRG congratulates our placement Karen Leies on being named the new Vice President of Development at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). She comes to CFBNJ from the New York City Ballet, where she served as the Senior Director of Development and Special Events since 2011. Prior to joining NYCB, she was the Vice President of Development at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and worked at Jazz at Lincoln Center as the Director of Development. This search was conducted by Senior Vice President Mary Wheeler and DRG Senior Recruitment Associate Kelsey Blagdon. Read Press Release

Branwen Cale is the new North American Director of our client Abraham Fund Initiatives , an organization that is a pioneer in supporting coexistence and shared living for Israel’s Arab and Jewish citizens. In her new role, she leads the organization’s fundraising and constituency-building activities in the U.S. Prior to joining the Abraham Fund, she served as the National Executive Director of Friends of the Arava Institute. This search was conducted by DRG Senior Consultant Carmel Napolitano and DRG Associate Sarah Waldbott.

DRG recruits Vincent Santilli to be the new Chief Executive Officer of ABRI/Homes for the Brave. He brings to Homes for the Brave an extensive mix of nonprofit and private sector experience. He recently served as the Director of the U.S. Office for Hands Together, a nonprofit that serves the poorest of the poor in Haiti. Previously, he held multiple leadership roles in his 30 years at People’s United Bank, including First Vice President of the Retail and Business Banking division and Executive Director of the $51 million People’s United Community Foundation. This search was conducted by DRG Managing Partner David Hinsley Cheng and DRG Associate Margaret Kurtz. Read Press Release

Eric M. Robbins has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of our client the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA). He served as Chief Executive Officer of Camp Twin Lakes for more than 10 years before joining JFGA. At Camp Twin Lakes, he led two successful Capital Campaigns totaling over 10 million, forged strategic partnerships, grew Camp Twin Lakes from one site to a network of camps and hospital-based programs, and established an innovative year-round group home for adults with developmental disabilities. This search was conducted by DRG President David Edell, DRG Vice President Dara Z. Klarfeld and DRG Associate Marlene Mlawski.



DRG: The Exposé

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