Ceres Group Advisors


Listing Category: Management Consulting

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    Debra Feldstein is a collaborative leader, problem solver, advocate, community builder, and an innovative organizational development and philanthropic strategist. Following a brief career as an attorney in the Boston area, Debra entered the field of nonprofit management and development. She built her 25-year career as an executive director and consultant, working to increase the capacity of nonprofits. She also specializes in rebuilding organizations with management and infrastructure challenges following leadership transitions.

    Debra relocated to Silicon Valley in 1999 to lead Hillel at Stanford, where she transformed the program, successfully spearheaded the first phase of the capital campaign for the Center for Jewish Life at Stanford University, and increased annual revenues by 300%. She then served as executive director for City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley and as a consultant for several local and national nonprofits. She has worked extensively with organizations that deliver programs in youth development, the arts, environmental education, academic support, and Jewish engagement. Having worked with large, national organizations, Debra has a nationwide network of resources and individuals.

    Debra graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations, received a Juris Doctor from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and completed a Master of Management degree at the Heller School at Brandeis University. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Illinois Bar Associations.

    Debra lives with her family in Santa Cruz, CA. She is an active community member, participating in political campaigns, serving on several boards of directors, and raising funds for various nonprofits. She studies martial arts and has taught karate to children and adults.

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