Non-Profit Financial Wiz Elected to JHP Board of Directors
Russell Pomeranz joins the JHP Board to bring his non-profit and financial expertise as the organization expands programs and services.
We are excited to announce a new board member for Josephine Herrick Project. Russell Pomeranz brings a strong background in the non-profit arena, as well as, financial expertise and photography affinity. Maureen McNeil, Executive Director of Josephine Herrick project commented that ”Russ is a wonderful addition to our board because of his financial expertise in the nonprofit world. Particularly intriguing is his experience growing programs at the Vera Institute as JHP is primed to grow and his keen interest in photography through his many years of involvement with ICP.”
Russell Pomeranz has twenty five years experience leading the finance and administrative departments of nonprofit organizations with missions related to social services, education, the arts, and think tanks. Most recently, Pomeranz started his own consulting firm, The Claverack Advisory Group, to focus on the critical connection between the nonprofit financial function and organizational programmatic, strategic, and financial trajectories.
Before establishing a consulting practice, Pomeranz was the COO / CFO of the Vera Institute of Justice, a $20 million criminal justice think tank. During his tenure, he helped spin-off financially viable nonprofits such as Esperanza. Prior to that, he was Director of Finance at the Council of Foreign Relations (a $30 million foreign policy think tank with a $150 million investment pool); CFO at Spence Chapin Services to Families and Children; and held senior Finance and administrative positions with Meet The Composer and the International Center of Photography. Pomeranz’s nonprofit career began at the Maret School in Washington D.C. where he was the Business Manager and taught Geometry and Economics.He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner.
Pomeranz currently chairs the Workforce Professionals Development Institute (WPTI), is a board member of Jobpath, Center for Family Life, Economic Mobility, Berkshire Taconic Center for Non-Profit Excellence and is on the Finance Committee for the Staten Island Community Charter School He has been published in The New York Times, Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Wall Street Journal, and the CPA Journal. He has a degree in Economics from Haverford College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.