FINANCIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

GLORIA THAKURIA

Director of Foundation Outreach

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

Acting Financial Resource Development Director

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 fulltime; 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.  

Elizabeth is a published poet and novelist. 

SHACOTTHA FIELDS

Director of Inclusion

I'm Shacottha Fields - career improviser, self-development coach, and storyteller.

My specialty is inspiring risk-taking, rule-breaking, and creating a space for freedom of expression. I encourage people to be themselves unapologetically and walk to the beat of their drum.On top of my personal experiences and abilities, I also hold a BBA in Business, I'm a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and I performer at The Magnet Improv Theater.

TUESDAY BROOKS

Small Business Financial Management Consultant

Tuesday Brooks is a fierce champion for small business and has been an invaluable resource to Good Counsel's team and clients. An educator at heart, she is also founder and CEO of Ajoy Management Enterprise, a financial management advisory service whose mission is to foster the growth of financially-sound women-led companies. As small business owners and independent contractors, particularly women and minorities, have been hit hard by the economic impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday has been working with Good Counsel to facilitate the process of getting financial capital and management resources directly to clients, grantees, and loan recipients. Her generously donated time and expertise have been crucial in helping us get resources into the hands of our most vulnerable clients and grantees.

ASHA RICHARDSON

Financial Resource Development Team Lead

Asha is a rising junior at Barnard College of Columbia University majoring in urban studies with a concentration in sociology. Asha is currently the summer team lead for the Financial Resource Development team and has been working on filling out grant applications and spearheading fundraising campaigns for both Good Counsel Services and its partner organizations! Asha is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and in her free time, she likes to craft or watch movies!

ELIZABETH LEUNG

Financial Resource Development Intern

Elizabeth is a senior majoring in economics at Smith College. She is interested in business development and social issues related to economics. She works in the Financial Resource Development department working on upcoming projects for Good Counsel Services. During her free time, she loves to explore her hometown New York City!

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