Karen Deshayes is a successful Interim Executive Director, and Interim CFO serving clients including The Scully Foundation, Child and Family Services, Alameda and Valley Mountain Regional Center. An active board member, and former banker, Karen offers wide ranging expertise in finance, strategic planning and fundraising to the nonprofit community.
Louise Franklin is a senior nonprofit consultant specializing in leadership transition, organizational assessments and executive coaching. She has provided leadership for organizations ranging from local to international services with budgets of up to $6 million. She has a proven track record of improving or developing fundraising plans, streamlining financial reports and management, cost-cutting, program development, strategic planning, team building, marketing, communications and clarifying roles, responsibilities and personnel issues. Louise is deeply committed to the vitality of nonprofit organizations. Read more under Our Interim EDs
Gemmie Jones is an inclusive and ethical leader with a commitment to progressive social change. Her nonprofit work as a chief executive includes leadership for The Volunteer Center of San Francisco, Central City Hospitality House, serving homeless youth and adults, and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, providing civic engagement, mediation, and violence prevention in collaboration with 21 cities.
Peter Lee has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit arena and has served as an Interim Executive Director and Leadership Transition Consultant for community-based organizations in the Bay Area for the past seven years. His assignments have included Ritter Center, First 5 San Mateo County, the San Mateo County Health Foundation, the Marin Food Bank and Zen Hospice Project. He has also served as President & CEO for Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire in Sonoma County. Read more under Our Interim EDs
Deborah Levy, MSW, Interim Executive Director and Consultant, served as the President and CEO of Lifehouse for 18 years. She has also served as Executive Director of Toolworks, Inc. and the Northern California Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Consulting and interim work includes the Gary Shupin program of JFCS, Cedars of Marin, Adaptive Learning Center, Clausen House, Sweetwater Spectrum, and Las Trampas.
Cindy Myers, Ph.D. Interim Director, Social Sector Analyst, Planner and Evaluator with extensive executive experience in non-profit leadership and development. End-to-end strategic planning, execution and evaluation; market, finance and program planning, leadership for operations and culture change. Designs, delivers and evaluates organization effectiveness, capacity building and leadership programs.
Carol Patterson brings over 30 years of proven abilities, across both the private and public sectors, in successful project management, team leadership, and client relationship development (internal and external). Her broad background encompasses accounting, finance, operations, and strategic planning. Her experience includes work with nonprofit organization Board of Directors, funders, donors and executive team leadership.
Jay Zlotnick, MSW, is a former Interim Executive Director with a successful history of building and managing not-for-profit human service organizations. Clients include Center for Adaptive Learning, serving adults with developmental disabilities, Easter Seals Northern California serving children with developmental disabilities, and the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. Prior to these interim assignments, Jay was the Executive Director of Buckelew Programs for 30 years. Jay is a Principal with Janssen Recruiting, deploys and consults to Interim Executive Directors and Boards.