FINANCIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
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.
Senior Operations Director / Finacial Resource Development Intern
Sommy is currently a Graduate student of Public Administration in the City College of CUNY. At Good Counsel, Sommy works as Senior Operations Director/Financial Resource Development. As an international student, Sommy is privileged by studying in Iran, France, and the U.S. She has a deep commitment to serve society through volunteerism and she is an ardent advocate of fight against child poverty. As a Graduate intern and event planner, Sommy has joined GCS to contribute to its core mission of holistic support for nonprofits and social impact groups. Singing, playing Persian music, creating delicate art objects, and running with NY Road Runners are her vocations.
Financial Resource Development Volunteer
Ericka is a financial resource development volunteer with Good Counsel Services. She was introduced to GCS shortly after moving to NYC this February 2019 and she thinks they are doing fabulous work! When Ericka got the chance, she decided to volunteer! She has a background in international education and exchange and she is currently exploring her professional options. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and exploring the arts.
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.