Interim Executive Director
212-787-7600 ext. 288
Helene is a thought leader in the nonprofit management field and has been providing management, communication, and grant-making services to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporations since 2001, following a two-decade leadership career in communications and philanthropy at CBS. She is a specialist in working with organizations undergoing transitions and has served as interim executive director for numerous nonprofits, including seven years ago when BJ was most recently between executive directors. Helene has also worked on multiple BJ coaching, governance, and assessment projects in the years since.
In her time at CBS, Helene served as Vice President and Executive Director of the CBS Foundation and as Vice President of Communications for the company’s national radio division, and five years in management at the legendary Grossinger’s Resort Hotel.
She served on the faculty of New York University, Baruch College and Hunter College, and has led public programs and workshops in arts management, leadership, communications and grant-making. Helene currently serves as Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the Support Center. She is a member of the Municipal Art Society and of the Coro New York Leadership Center’s and the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Associations. She attended the University of London and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University at Buffalo.