Deirdre leads engagements with a range of nonprofits and foundations, delivering financial management consulting services, strategic thought partnership, and training. She also led NFF's Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success (PFS) program, supporting both the development of cross-sector, outcomes-oriented PFS projects, and the readiness of service providers to equitably engage in these partnerships. She began her career at Morgan Stanley and Oxford Health Plans, before transitioning to the social service world as the Senior Director of Finance at New York Cares and as a consultant and board member to multiple nonprofit organizations around New York City. Although Deirdre earned an MBA in Healthcare Management, she spends as much time as she can reliving her undergraduate days as a Literary Studies major reading great books. Which, as it turns out, is not as much time as she would like, because her family is quite needy and noisy.
I am inspired by the creativity and passion of the clients we support in their efforts to ensure we all live in a just and vibrant society.