The Nonprofit Reporter, Inc.

THE NONPROFIT REPORTER TEAM


Gerald Greenwald

Chairman

Gerald Greenwald founded Greenbriar Equity Group with Joel Beckman and Reginald Jones.  Greenbriar has formed a strategic alliance with Berkshire Partners to make private equity investments in the global transportation sector.  Mr. Greenwald is chairman emeritus of United Airlines.  From 1994, until his retirement in July 1999, Mr. Greenwald was chairman and CEO of United Airlines.  In his five years with United, he led the airline through its beginnings as the world’s largest majority employee-owned company, helped return it to profitability and built its leadership position throughout the world.  Mr. Greenwald served as managing director of Dillon Read & Co., an investment banking company.  He also served as president of Olympia & York Developments, Ltd., a real estate development company.  His career started in the automobile industry at Ford Motor Company where he worked in several positions including controller, director of Ford’s operations in Europe and as president of Ford of Venezuela.  He later was employed by Chrysler Corporation, where he worked in various positions including corporate controller and chief financial officer before being promoted to vice chairman, a position in which he shared full responsibility with the CEO for the operations of the company.  Mr. Greenwald graduated cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and received a masters in economics from Wayne State University.  He is the author of the business book, Lessons from the Heart of American Business, Publisher, Warner Books.  Mr. Greenwald was the chairman of the Welfare to Work National Partnership from 1996-2001.  He is a trustee of the Aspen Institute, is on the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development, and is an Advisory Board member of the Rand Corporation.


J.D. Power III

Founder
J.D. Power and Associates,
A Global Marketing Firm

Dave Power has spent more than 40 years as a pioneer in customer satisfaction work, with more than 35 as founder of what has become one of the most prestigious marketing information firms in the world. The firm numbers among its clients virtually every automotive manufacturer and importer serving the U.S. market, in addition to clients in many other industries around the world.  Mr. Power frequently speaks to top management and boards of directors of companies worldwide. The firm’s reputation as a premier resource of customer satisfaction data and consultancies has led to research and projects in a variety of industries including automotive, financial services, telecommunications (cable, cellular, local and long distance telephone), travel, home builder, utilities and healthcare.  Following graduation from College of the Holy Cross in 1953, Mr. Power served four years of line officer duty aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker in the Arctic and Antarctic.  He subsequently earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.  He joined Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst and later worked for Marplan as a marketing research consultant for General Motors Corporation’s Buick and GMC truck and coach divisions. Prior to launching J.D. Power and Associates in 1968, Mr.Power worked as a marketing research executive for J.I. Case Company, a construction and farm equipment manufacturer, and was director of corporate planning for McCulloch Corporation, a Los Angeles-based engine manufacturer.  In 1992, Mr. Power was a recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame’s Distinguished Service Citation, awarded each year to seven of the industry’s most accomplished leaders.  He holds honorary doctorate degrees from College of the Holy Cross, California Lutheran University, California State University, Northridge and CollegeMisericordia.  He also serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at California State University, Northridge.


Dr. Lucy Bernholz

Founder and President
Blueprint Research & Design, Inc.

Lucy Bernholz is the Founder and President of Blueprint Research & Design, Inc., a strategy consulting firm specializing in program research and design for philanthropic foundations. She has worked as a program officer and consultant to foundations since 1990. Dr. Bernholz founded Blueprint Research & Design, Inc. in 1997 as a means of pursuing a lifelong interest in the shifting relationships between society’s definitions of public and private and to help grant makers make better use of applied research.  As a community foundation program officer she was responsible for developing and managing grant programs in the arts and humanities, community development, education, environment, health, historic preservation, and human services. She also supervised the implementation of special initiatives focused on neighborhood development, lesbian and gay community issues, management assistance, citizenship, and early adolescence. As a consultant, Dr.  Bernholz has developed grant strategies on a wide range of social issues for foundations, individuals, and corporations.  She is a noted analyst of the philanthropic industry and has published numerous articles in the trade and general press, edited collections, and scholarly journals. Her most recent book, Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution, was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2004. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  She serves as a Special Fellow to the Synergos Institute and as Member of the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy.  Dr. Bernholz is on the Advisory Boards of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equality, YouthGive, Social Venture Partners Bay Area, the National Philanthropic Trust, and The Grantmaking School. In addition, she is an Advisory Fellow of the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California, on the Market Steering Committee of Impact Manager, and serves on the Board of Directors of CompuMentor. She earned her B.A. from Yale University where she captained the lacrosse team and played field hockey. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.


Dr. Elizabeth K. Keating

Eli Goldston Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School,
Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations,
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Elizabeth K. Keating heads the Financial Stewardship Project at The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. She teaches in the Kennedy School's Executive Education program and is affiliated with the Center for Business and Government's Regulatory Policy Program, and the A. Alfred Taubman Center for State and Local Government.  Her research focuses on nonprofit and governmental accountability, retirement funding and organizational financial distress. She recently co-authored two reports on retirement security for public sector employees: Blue Ribbon Panel Report on MA Public Employee Pension Classification System and The Elephant in the Room: Unfunded Public Employee Health Care Benefits and GASB 45.She has taught accounting and financial management at the Kennedy School, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Stern School of Business at New York University, and the Not-for-Profit Institute at Columbia University. Prior to becoming an academic, Keating ran a consulting firm serving nonprofit organizations and worked as a credit officer and research analyst on Wall Street. She is a CPA and received her PhD in management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.


Dr. Paul C. Light

Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service,
Robert Wagner School of Public Service, New York University

Paul C. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.  He earned his B.A. with highest honors, summa cum laude from Macalester College in 1975, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in political science in 1980.  He has taught at the University of Virginia, George Washington University, Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Minnesota, and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Light served from 1998-2005 as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, vice president for governmental studies, founding director of the Center for Public Service.  Before joining Brookings, he was director of the Public Policy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia from 1995-1998.  As director, he was responsible for designing and overseeing an entirely new funding stream for renewing civic life in the United States.  Light has worked in all four sectors--education, nonprofit, government, and business.  He took his first academic appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Virginia in 1980.  He left the university to accept an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship in 1982-1983, serving as a legislative aide on Social Security and tax reform with the ranking Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee, Rep. Barber B. Conable, Jr. (R-NY) and as a senior advisor to John Glenn (D-OH).  He joined the Brookings Institution as a guest scholar in late 1983, became Director of Studies at the National Academy of Public Administration (the sister of the National Academy of Sciences) in 1984.  Light left the committee staff in 1988 to become associate dean and professor of public affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute.  Light has written twenty books, including The President's Agenda, Vice Presidential Power, the award-winning Artful Work: The Politics of Social Security Reform, Thickening Government: Federal Hierarchy and the Diffusion of Accountability, The Tides of Reform: Making Government Work, 1945-1999, and The New Public Service.  He has also written extensively in the field of nonprofit management, with three books over the past five years: Making Nonprofits Work, Pathways to Nonprofit Excellence, and, most recently, Sustaining Nonprofit Performance.


Marshall McNott

Author and Former President/CEO Los Angeles Mission

Marshall McNott’s new book “Nonprofit Nonsense & Common Sense” is the result of his nearly 40 years experience as President/CEO of nonprofit organizations and addresses his strong beliefs about the need for humility, integrity and transparency in such organizations. Finding his niche with either new or struggling nonprofits, his first role was as President of a Michigan religious nonprofit, the Asher Student Foundation, where he grew the organization to multiple locations over the country. He established the first development offices for Dr. Robert Schuller as the Crystal Cathedral fundraising campaign got underway. After bringing a well-respected sports nonprofit trade association back to financial health (the National Association of Underwater Instructors, NAUI) he joined one of the country’s largest homeless providers, the Los Angeles Mission, in 1987. He initiated the Los Angeles Mission Foundation, and as its first President raised millions of dollars for the LA Mission’s new $30 million homeless facility, dedicated in 1992. In 1993, the Watts Health Foundation was already a well-known nonprofit health provider to the underserved in South Los Angeles and considered by many to be the most admired success story coming out of the 1965 Watts rebellion. Desiring to expand their private sector funding support, they hired Mr. McNott as the first President/CEO of their new Watts Health Charities. During his eight years in this position, he led fundraising efforts that resulted in millions of dollars for the clinic and its many no cost and low cost health and dental care programs for the underserved. He was invited back to the Los Angeles Mission in 2001, and served as its President until his retirement in 2006. During his second tenure, he introduced many new fundraising strategies, cost-savings and improved operations for the Mission’s $15 million annual budget and 120 employees. Mr. McNott has given talks and seminars at national conventions on nonprofit fundraising and management and has authored numerous articles on related subjects. A graduate of Emporia State University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, he was one of five honored as "2006 Distinguished Alumni of Emporia State University." He also attended graduate school at Boston University's School of Theology. Additionally, Mr. McNott has served on a number of nonprofit boards, and as a volunteer prison chaplain in California and now in his current home in Maryland. He was a professional trumpet player in his younger years, touring with the orchestras of Jimmy Dorsey, Les Elgart and Perez Prado (playing the trumpet solo on "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" on tour when it was the number one record in the country).


Bruce R. Hopkins, Esquire

Polsonelli, Shalton, Flanigan, Suelthaus, P.C.

Bruce R. Hopkins was recently named the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer for 2007.  Specializing in the areas of corporate law and taxation, his emphasis is on nonprofit organizations.  His clients include charitable and educational organizations, associations, colleges, universities, hospitals, other health care providers, religious organizations, business and professional associations, and private foundations.  Many nonprofit organizations retain Mr. Hopkins as general counsel; others use his services as special tax and/or fundraising counsel. Nonprofit organizations work with Mr. Hopkins to establish and qualify for tax exemption and to establish and operate charitable and fundraising programs.  Mr. Hopkins advises on matters such as public charity/private foundation qualification, intermediate sanctions, lobbying, political activities, the unrelated business income rules, and nonprofit involvement in partnerships and other joint ventures.  Collateral areas of law, such as postal laws and charitable fundraising regulation, also come under Mr. Hopkins’ watchful eye.  Mr. Hopkins is the author of seventeen books, including: The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations; Planning Guide for the Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations: Strategies and Commentaries; The Tax Law of Charitable Giving; The Law of Fundraising; The Tax Law of Unrelated Business for Nonprofit Organizations; The Tax Law of Associations; The Nonprofits’ Guide to Internet Communications Law; The Law of Intermediate Sanctions: A Guide for Nonprofits ; Nonprofit Law Made Easy; Charitable Giving Law Made Easy; Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide; and 650 Essential Nonprofit Law Questions Answered.  He is also the co-author of four books, including:  Private Foundations:  Tax Law and Compliance, The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations.  He is the author of the monthly newsletter, Bruce R. Hopkins’ Nonprofit Counsel.  He is also the founder of one day seminars on tax-exempt organization law, Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC.  Mr. Hopkins is the Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Exempt Organizations, Section on Taxation and the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Section on Taxation.  For twelve years, Mr. Hopkins was the Chair of the Georgetown University Law Center annual conference on the law of tax-exempt organizations.  From 1972-1991, he was a Professional Lecturer in Law at George Washington National Law Center.  Mr. Hopkins is the recipient of the Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer – Vanguard/Lifetime Achievement Award, American Bar Association Nonprofit Corporations Committee.  He received his Master of Laws and Juris Doctor Degrees from George Washington University and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.  He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Missouri.


Dr. David E.K. Hunter

Hunter Consulting, LLC

Since September 2006, David Hunter has been working independently, consulting to the Social and Public Sectors with a focus on organizational capacity building, developing strategies and theories of change, performance management, and the creation, delivery, and assessment of social value.  This builds on two decades of experience, in both the Public and the Social Sectors, using performance management systems to improve the quality and effectiveness of human services.  As the Superintendent (CEO) of a State Psychiatric Hospital in Connecticut, he improved hospital safety, lowered patient length of stay while attaining good treatment outcomes, and led the hospital to a rating of Accreditation with Commendation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  One project, which addressed the prevalence of violence in the hospital, is described in: "Quality Management in Mental Health.  II.  Managing Risk of Dangerousness," American Journal of Medical Quality and "Contemporary Quality Management in Mental Health," American Journal of Medical Quality.  For this work, Mr. Hunter and his colleagues were awarded The American College of Physician Executives Recognition of Innovation in Medical Management (1995).  Subsequently, as Director of Evaluation and Knowledge Development at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Mr. Hunter worked with nonprofit organizations to develop clear value propositions through capacity-building theory of change workshops, and to design, implement and use performance management data systems to deliver and evaluate high quality, effective, and efficient services to children and adolescents from low-income families.  Because there were no good metrics for program capacity in the field, as part of this work he developed new methods for calculating program capacity in relation to the social value that programs create.  Some of these innovative efforts are described in  “Using a Theory of Change approach to Build Organizational Strength, Capacity and Sustainability with Not-for-Profit Organizations in the Human Services Sector,” Evaluation and Program Planning, and “Calculating Program Capacity Using the Concept of Active Service Slot,” Evaluation and Program Planning.


Valeria Lassiter

Lassiter & Associates

Valeria Lassiter is principal of Lassiter & Associates. She has extensive experience in fundraising, program and board development, volunteer and event management for corporate, nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Previously, she worked with the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, Marriott Foundation for People With Disabilities, Howard University, D.C. Baptist Convention, and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. A board member of the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts, she is a member of Leadership Montgomery (Class of 2001) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Lassiter received her B.A. in mass communications from East Carolina University and an M.A. in theology and ethics from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.


Dr. Patrick Rooney

Director of Research
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Patrick Rooney has been Director of Research for the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University since 1999. He also served as the Center’s Chief Operating Officer for two years. For almost six years, he served as Special Assistant to the Indiana University Vice President for Long-range Planning and Chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and simultaneously as Assistant Dean for Academic Programs for Indiana University- Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC). Since 1987, Rooney has served on the economics faculty at IUPUI. As Director of Research, Rooney guides all Center research activities, including its signature research project, a longitudinal study of giving and volunteering called the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study. He works with the Center's Research Committee to determine priorities, fund research projects, and evaluate the Center’s research work. In addition, he oversees the Center’s collaborative study with the Urban Institute on the cost of fundraising and overhead, the research for Giving USA, and the Center’s semi-annual Philanthropic Giving Index, which reports and predicts the climate for charitable giving. His recent work includes the Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy and Paying for Overhead: A study of foundations’ policies on paying for the overhead costs of educational and human services organizations. A professor of economics and philanthropic studies at IUPUI, Rooney earned his BA, MA, and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Notre Dame and a Certificate of Management Development at Harvard University. He also completed a Certificate in Fundraising Management through The Fund Raising School. Dr. Rooney was selected to the founding cohort of IULead, a leadership development program for Indiana University faculty and was recently selected as the first faculty member to be a Hoosier Fellow, a leadership development program for business and community leaders in Indiana. He has published many peer-reviewed articles in: economics (employee ownership and participation); higher education administration and finance (enrollment management and responsibility center management); and philanthropy and nonprofit management. Selected recent board and service work includes: Member, Techpoint Foundation Board, 2004-present; Chair, Giving USA Research Advisory Council, 2000-present; Member, AFP Research Committee, 1999-2005; Member, INDEPENDENT SECTOR Research Advisory Committee, 2004-2005; Member, Board of Advisors, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center (Rollins College), Fall 2000-2006; Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2004-present; Member, Strategic Planning Committee, United Way of Central Indiana, 1995-2002; Chair, Black Philanthropy Regional Conference Steering Committee, 2002-2004.


James P. Schlicht

Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Advocacy
American Diabetes Association

Jim Schlicht joined the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2004.  He manages a staff of more than twenty persons responsible for federal and state government affairs, grassroots, health insurance, and legal advocacy, policy and strategic alliances for ADA.  Prior to joining ADA, Jim spent the past seventeen years working in elevated capacities in Government Affairs for various pharmaceutical companies in Washington, D.C.  He was Vice-President of Government Affairs, overseeing Federal and State Government Affairs operations for AstraZeneca for almost six years; he worked for Johnson & Johnson as Director of Federal Relations for more than seven years; and, as Manager of Federal Government Affairs for Bristol Myers Squibb for five years.  Mr. Schlicht worked on Capitol Hill, serving as Ways and Means Counsel for U.S. Representative Cec Heftel and also served three years as a Budget Specialist with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, in the Executive Office of the President.  Mr. Schlicht came to Washington immediately after receiving his Masters in Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  He also received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude from Saint Bonaventure University in New York.


James D. Sinkoff

President and Chief Executive Officer
Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center

James Sinkoff started his healthcare career in 1983 with the firm of Ernst & Young serving a broad range of healthcare clients including hospitals, nursing homes and physician groups.  After leaving Ernst & Young and moving to the Capital Region, Mr. Sinkoff directed the managed care operations for the Berkshire Health Systems, located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  As his involvement in healthcare expanded, Mr. Sinkoff became the Chief Financial Officer for the New York State Catholic Health Plan completing the acquisition of Better Health Plan creating the first in the nation Catholic sponsored statewide Medicaid managed care plan.  This experience led to additional efforts with the Managed Care Assistance Corporation and arm of the National Association of Community Health Centers whose purpose was to create provider-owned statewide Medicaid managed care plans in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.   These experiences further impassioned Mr. Sinkoff’s interest in community health and shortly thereafter he joined the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center, in 1998, first as its CFO and then as its CEO in 2000, the position he currently holds.  Mr. Sinkoff is the Chairman of the Board of the Healthcare Exchange of New York (HIXNY), a regional health information organization located in the capital region comprising the nine largest hospitals, three largest private physician groups, three largest health insurers and three largest community health centers.   Mr. Sinkoff is also the Vice Chair of the Community Health Care Association of the State of New York.   Mr. Sinkoff is a member of the Finance Committee and Public Policy Committee of the National Association of Community Health Centers.  Mr. Sinkoff’s earned is Bachelors Degree in Geography from Clark University in Worcester, MA and earned his MBA from New York University in New York City.  He was awarded a fellowship to study executive leadership at UCLA Anderson School of Management through the Johnson and Johnson Foundation and the Bureau of Primary Healthcare.  Mr. Sinkoff has been an invited speaker at various healthcare forums and has been involved in the creation and development of the SUNY Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMED) and the SUNY Hartford Initiative on Aging Program (HIAP).


Timothy A. A. Stiles, C.P.A.

Partner-In-Charge, Global Grants Program
KPMG

Timothy A. A. Stiles heads KPMG’s Global Grants Program (GGP), based in San Francisco, California.  KPMG is an international professional services firm employing approximately 110,000 people in over 145 countries around the world.  GGP was designed and developed to assist foundations, charities, bi- and multi-lateral funders, and other aid and funding organizations in the development, administration, compliance and operation of their grant-making programs.  Mr. Stiles is responsible for the management, oversight, operations, and coordination between grantees, clients, foreign offices, and the GGP program staff.   The GGP program engages approximately 275 full and part time people in more than 125 countries on six continents.   Mr. Stiles works with the Pfizer Foundation, Chevron Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Arcus Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  Additionally, he sits on the global firm’s Infrastructure, Government, & Healthcare sector steering committee, and is the global Chair of the firm’s International Aid & Development sub-sector.  Mr. Stiles was the Director of the West Region Exempt Organizations Tax (EXOTAX) practice, over-seeing the delivery of services to all not-for-profit clients in 13 states throughout the western United States.  He was instrumental in founding KPMG’s national EXOTAX practice in 1995.  Prior to that, he served in the exempt division of the firm’s Washington, D.C. National Tax Practice, conducting technical research on issues related to exempt organizations.  Mr. Stiles has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years and his experience includes assisting private, family, and corporate foundations as well as public charities and other funding organizations with their domestic and international granting needs.  He has also been involved in pre-, interim-, and post-grant evaluations; grant-making process design; compliance with US and foreign tax law and regulatory requirements; establishment and assessment of foreign offices; design and implementation of granting architectures; resolution of distressed grants; grantee risk identification and assessments; board and trustee education and enhancement; and capacity building workshops for grantees and foundation staff.  Mr. Stiles has direct fieldwork experience from working with thousands of grantees whose projects have helped provide several billions of dollars for various charitable causes around the world.  He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Business at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Stiles serves on the Board of Directors of the KPMG Disaster Relief Fund as well as KPMG’s National Diversity Advisory Board.  He is currently completing the final editing for his own book on working in the service industry.


Lisa A. Sales

Executive Director

Lisa A. Sales partnered with Mr. Greenwald in March, 2006 to create the Nonprofit Reporter, Inc.  She brings to the organization a unique blend of experience, including having worked in the public and private sectors as well as having served as a consultant for numerous nonprofit organizations.  She has worked for the Executive Office of the President of the United States as well as for two New York State governors, a California member of the United States Congress, and many state and local officials over the course of her career. While working for the President, she served as a program and budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) formulating policy recommendations and preparing the President's 1997 budget; she contributed written materials for Presidential roundtables and wrote remarks for the President’s State of the Union address.  She has enjoyed a wide range of responsibilities, some of which have included legislative management, financial management and regulatory analyses; development of recommendations for funding levels in the President's Budget request to the U.S. Congress and New York State Governor’s Budget; development of decision memos regarding improvements in management, program operations, strategic planning; and the review and clearance of legislative proposals, testimony and reports to Congress.  Ms. Sales has worked on service projects in conjunction with Columbia University for the New York City Office of the Mayor and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, as well as for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.  She has been a consultant project manager for the Volunteers of America, MAGLEV, Inc., a Pennsylvania State Senator and the Brain Injury Association.  She is the current Executive Director of THE MASHA FUND, a voluntary effort bringing impoverished children from just outside the dead zone of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to America to learn English, receive much needed medical care and have fun in a radiation-free environment.  Ms. Sales received Certificates from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School in Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations and Governance as Leadership Executive Education Programs; she also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.