Ms. Fishman has made a career of serving others. For more than two decades, she has worked in the nonprofit sector as a champion for the poor and underprivileged. She is also an accomplished fundraiser, both professionally and as a volunteer. Before joining the Fund, she served for five years as the Chief Executive Officer of Gilda’s Club Westchester, whose mission is to provide social and emotional support to all those affected by cancer. Her previous positions include Deputy Director of the Jewish Fund for Justice and Vice President for External Affairs, Community Service Society of New York.
Ms. Fishman has played an essential role in managing organizations or advising top-level managers. She is skilled at financial, strategic, and performance management and at all aspects of external relations, including fundraising, board relations, and public communications. She has been an active fundraiser for Bank Street College of Education and served as a co-chair of the Development Committee for the School for Children at the Bank Street College of Education. Ms. Fishman has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Pratt Center for Community Development and Ansche Chesed synagogue. She holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA from the School of General Studies, Columbia University and The Jewish Theological Seminary.