Good Counsel Services, Inc.

Centre for Social Innovation

601 West 26th Street

Suite #325/108

New York, New York, 10001


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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.


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. 


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.


Arden is a Canadian student in the last year of her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta. With a major in Political Science and a minor in English, she has taken an interest in United States politics and policy, specifically social spending. She wants to learn more about the governance and organization of non-profits, and is and enjoys engaging with their day to day financial workings through Good Counsel. She is interested in small business development and social impact organizations. Arden is passionate about women’s rights, and the need for educational equity. She believes Good Counsel is an excellent opportunity to interact with social entrepreneurs and hopes this experience will help her build her own foundation for social change.


FRD Intern (former)


Chief of Staff & Financial Resource Development Intern

Rochelle is currently a junior studying economics at Cornell University, hailing from a town next to Princeton, New Jersey. At Good Counsel, she's works both in financial resource development and serves as the chief of staff for the summer's interns. In college, Rochelle writes for her school's newspaper, serves as a resident advisor, and volunteers with her community service fraternity. Besides these commitments, Rochelle fills her time with countless podcasts, fangirling over The Federal Reserve, and failing to complete crossword puzzles.