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Good Counsel Services, Inc.

Centre for Social Innovation

601 West 26th Street, Suite 325/108

New York, NY, 10001

Phone: 718-598-3481

Email: elizabeth@goodcounselinc.org

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BOARD MEMBERS

BRENDA DOUCETTE

Board Chair

Brenda graduated from Bridgewater State University with a B.S. in Geography. She is a certified Earth/Space Science teacher and is currently teaching in Fort Myers, Florida. She earned her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017. Brenda serves several community programs. She is an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America and she also serves as the marketing chair on the Learning of Life Talent Show Committee. She currently serves as the Board Chairman for Good Counsel, a nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable access to legal advocacy for social entrepreneurs and new and emerging non-profits. 

GLORIA THAKURIA

Board Treasurer

Gloria has 10+ years experience working in philanthropy and is currently the Senior Scientific Consultant at a small private foundation that awards grants to research scientists in academic institutions and hospitals. After working in various research laboratory settings - including Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a small biotech in San Francisco, Pfizer in Brooklyn, and Columbia University in NYC - she decided to leave the lab bench for the philanthropic and non-profit sector and has never looked back. Along the way, she has interned in the Office of Technology Transfer at Rockefeller University, edited content and materials for a medical education agency, and volunteered for several organizations including the All Stars Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and New York Cares. Gloria has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Boston University.

ELIZABETH DAVID-DEMBROWSKY

Secretary of Board

Admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, and California, Elizabeth's legal work focuses primarily on helping new and emerging social entrepreneurs. As a non-profit executive with over a decade of experience, she has vast experiences in this area and has helped ensure the success and safety of numerous organizations. She also serves as the Executive Director for Keren Or, Inc., The Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities, a position she has held since 2012. 

 

Elizabeth holds a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School where she attended night school while working full time; a Masters in Writing from the University of Warwick, UK where she received the Student Busary Award; and a Bachelors in Psychology from Boston University where she graduated summa cum laude.

 

Elizabeth is a member of the Administrative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, a Board member of Advancing Jewish Professionals of Greater New York, and a volunteer attorney with the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society. Her immigration works focuses on asylum and family petitions.