Ron Lumbra is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the global CEO & Board of Directors Practice. Ron has more than 23 years of executive search and succession consulting experience and an extensive track record of recruiting board directors and chief executive officers to a broad variety of clients. He has deep expertise recruiting diverse talent to build corporate boards of directors.

Previously at Heidrick & Struggles, Ron was managing partner of the Americas region and Centers of Excellence.

Earlier, Ron spent 17 years with a global search firm where he was managing director and co-leader of the Americas CEO and board services practice. There, he served in various leadership roles, including co-head of the Americas operations and head of both the New York and Houston offices.

In June 2019, Ron was invited to testify in front of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on Diversity in the Boardroom: Examining Proposals to Increase the Diversity of America’s Boards.

Ron is chair of the board of trustees for the University of Vermont and serves on the UVM Foundation leadership council. He serves on the board of two SPACs, CRIS II Acquisition Corporation and Prospector Capital Corp, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.

Formerly, Ron was a board director for the Alumni Association of the University of Vermont, the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York, the Houston Youth Symphony, and the board chair and director of KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating play spaces for children.

Ron holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Vermont. 

Until the end of 2019, Elizabeth D. Moore was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenue and $47 billion in assets. Ms. Moore served on the boards of its two subsidiaries, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. (ranked in the top tier among solar energy producers in North America) and Con Edison Transmission, Inc., investing in electric and gas transmission projects.

Ms. Moore advised the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer as a member of the company’s corporate leadership team. She was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the approximately 80 attorney/200 employee Law Department, including the litigation, regulatory services, corporate secretary and business ethics and compliance groups.

In this role, Ms. Moore created a high-performing, flexible work culture enabling the recruitment and development of the next generation of diverse leaders. The Law Department modernized its technology platform, driving greater productivity and efficiency and increasing support for the company’s compliance and enterprise risk programs.

Recognizing the need to provide targeted support for strategic business initiatives, she embedded attorneys in the working groups for these projects.

In October 2020, Ms. Moore was appointed to the Board of Southwest Power Pool, Inc., a regional transmission operator serving entities in 14 western states.

Prior to joining Con Edison in May 2009, Ms. Moore was a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP and served in the administration of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo for 12 years, culminating as Counsel to the Governor from 1991 to 1994.

She earned a law degree from St. John’s University and holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Ms. Moore served on Cornell’s Board of Trustees for 14 years and in 2013 was elected Trustee Emeritus. She received the Board’s highest recognition when elected Presidential Councilor and received the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award.

In 2019, Black Enterprise named Ms. Moore one of the “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.” In 2015, Ms. Moore was named to the Savoy list of “2015 Top Black Lawyers” and to the Lawyers of Color “Fourth Annual Power List”. In 2013, Ms. Moore received the 11th Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award from the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Ms. Moore was also honored by The Network Journal as one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business” and was recognized as a “Leader for a New Century” by the Association of Black Women Attorneys.

Sarah Krasin is the Managing Director and executive in charge of CCS’s Boston office, where she oversees client partnerships and the firm’s operations across New England.

Since joining the firm in 2012, Sarah’s client engagements have spanned all major nonprofit sectors and included capital campaign management, campaign planning studies, major gift program development, strategic planning, interim development management, and other specialized development projects, audits, and assessments. Her knowledge of the national philanthropic landscape includes direct experience designing and managing fundraising initiatives for clients across the country, with goals ranging from $3 million to $1 billion.

Sarah is the co-founder of CCS Elevate, the firm’s thought leadership initiative designed to apply CCS best practices to the next big questions in philanthropy. She is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare Advisory Practice.

Prior to joining CCS, Sarah managed and consulted for more than 20 political fundraising programs in the Midwest and Southern California. During her time in politics, Sarah coached candidates for local, state, and federal offices on effective fundraising strategies that allowed them to out-raise incumbents and win highly contested seats.

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  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Celebrity Series of Boston
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Crossroads Rhode Island
  • The Dimock Center
  • Handel + Haydn Society
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • National Coast Guard Museum
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF)
  • Northeastern University
  • Partners In Health
  • Salve Regina University
  • T1D Fund of JDRF International
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Southern Maine
  • VentureWell
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

In her current role, Janine is responsible for leading CCS’ overall people strategy, talent acquisition and management; employee professional development from onboarding to leadership development; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She also oversees organizational design and cultural development, compensation, and benefits. “Recruitment and retention are essential for CCS because our people are our business. We are only as good as our people, and we are fortunate to have amazing, smart people as our colleagues,” says Janine. She works with leaders across the firm and regional locations to maintain and build a dynamic organization that reflects and supports the firm’s values, mission, and purpose.

During her tenure with the firm, Janine has overseen efforts that have resulted in numerous accomplishments: a tripling the firm’s personnel, more effective and streamlined companywide talent acquisition practices in partnership with regional offices, a companywide diversity and inclusion strategy, a fair and equitable compensation structure and practice with salary bands, and the launch of several employee resource groups and social groups to foster connections and support across the firm. Janine is passionate about coaching and fosters an open-door policy for all colleagues, mentoring many leaders at CCS.

Janine’s passion for human resources and the nonprofit world extends beyond CCS, serving in leadership roles in numerous organizations including Women of Color, Women in Development, and Allies in Action. She played an integral role in the establishment of Women of Color’s Radiant Leadership group. In all her work in the human resources space, Janine fosters values of inclusion and respect. Her membership in Chief allows her to connect and learn with fellow women executive leaders and help peers work through leadership challenges.

Janine attended Rider University and majored in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism.

Eric Javier is a Principal and Managing Director with CCS Fundraising, the largest fundraising strategy and management firm in the world.  For more than 20 years Eric has been a trusted advisor to leading nonprofit executives, trustees, and development leaders.  He has helped design and implement more than 200 fundraising campaigns and initiatives that have raised over $2 billion to make a positive difference in communities all around the world.  Eric’s primary areas of expertise include feasibility and planning studies; capital and endowment campaigns; major donor programs; principal gift solicitation strategies; strategic development planning; case messaging and storytelling; board development; and coaching and training.

“The truest definition of philanthropy is ‘love of humanity.’ It’s a privilege to work with passionate leaders who are working so hard to make positive change in the world. Philanthropy is the fuel that makes that change possible,” says Eric. Eric frequently speaks about philanthropy and development strategy at professional conferences, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the League of American Orchestras.

Eric is a proud graduate of Regis High School and the College of the Holy Cross. He resides in Westchester, NY with his wife, Kristin, their two daughters, and rescued dog, Oscar.

select client partners

  • Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY
  • City Harvest, New York, NY
  • The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, OH
  • Duke Health, Durham, NC
  • Golda Och Academy, West Orange, New Jersey
  • Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Natural Resource Defense Council, New York, NY
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Short Hills, NJ
  • University of North Carolina System, Chapel Hill, N

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Ted Blackburn has been with CCS for nearly 20 years serving as advisor to organizations across the nonprofit spectrum, including healthcare, independent and higher education, human services, faith, environment and conservation, arts and culture, and advocacy. Ted has dedicated his career to bringing enthusiasm, expertise, and smart solutions to his nonprofit partners to advance their missions.

Ted’s experience includes development strategic planning, lead, principal and major gift programs, capital campaign planning and management, endowment fundraising, foundation and corporate giving, grassroots fundraising strategies, board development and engagement, data and analytics utilization, and volunteer and staff training. Over the course of his career he has designed, advised and directed dozens of resource development initiatives that have raised collectively over $10 billion, positively impacting people and communities of across country.

Ted is a recognized expert in philanthropy and has lead presentations and workshops for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education – National Associate of Independent Schools (CASE-NAIS). Ted is the Co-Chair of CCS Healthcare Practice Group and a longtime member of CCS Learning Faculty.

Ted is a graduate of Lafayette College and serves on the Lafayette Athletics Maroon Club Board of Directors. He is also the Chair of the Friends of Lafayette Lacrosse Leadership Council.

Select client Partners

  • Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Sutter Health and California Pacific Medical Center
  • NatureBridge
  • UC Davis Health
  • UC Merced
  • India Basin Parks Project
  • Waterford School 

Since joining CCS in 2008, Miriam Droller has partnered with institutions across all sectors including higher education, healthcare, advocacy, arts, and culture, bringing to bear two decades of professional experience in strategic planning, major gifts fundraising, development department structure and operations, and campaign management for leading nonprofit organizations.

“It’s by design that I’ve dedicated my career to working with nonprofits. I am inspired by their work, and by helping my clients to plan strategically and increase their resources, they are able to have an even greater impact on the societies they serve.”

During her tenure, Miriam has managed transformative efforts including NYU Langone Medical Center’s recently celebrated $3 billion campaign; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ recent $250 million campaign in support of the REACH, the first major expansion in the Center’s history; and NYU School of Law’s $540 million campaign. She has also served as lead counsel on special projects for organizations including the University of Florida, where she conducted a comprehensive assessment of the University’s $1.7 billion Florida Tomorrow Campaign; and the Public Theater and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she served as Interim Director of Development. Prior to CCS, she spent six years in development at Lincoln Center in institutional and individual fundraising roles.

Miriam received her AB cum laude from Harvard College and her MBA from the Yale School of Management. A dual US and Swiss citizen, Miriam resides in Manhattan and enjoys traveling, attending cultural events, and spending time in New York City’s parks.

select client partners

  • Barnard College
  • Human Rights Watch
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • New York Public Library
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • NYU School of Law
  • The Spence School
  • StoryCorps
  • The Trevor Project

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In more than 20 years with CCS, Sevil (she/her/hers) has relished the opportunity to serve the strategic and philanthropic needs of noteworthy institutions making a difference in our neighborhoods, cities, nation, and around the globe. She has supported clients with financial targets ranging from $5 million to $1.6 billion through transformational philanthropic campaigns, fundraising capacity-building, narrative and story-telling facilitation, strategic planning, and board development.

Sevil has served and counseled organizations that span sectors including arts and culture, national advocacy, international NGOs, scientific research, independent and boarding schools, universities, and medical centers. A focus of her work has been supporting organizations in the social justice, civil rights, and humanitarian spaces. She has had the honor of partnering with both leading legacy and start-up organizations both in the US and globally on the front-lines of protecting democracy, upholding and advancing voting rights, supporting racial justice, and demanding gender equality. Lifting up the work of leaders and institutions that align with her own values is a cornerstone commitment, both personal and professional.

Sevil has a degree in Political Studies from Bard College and completed undergraduate studies at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She is on the Board of PEN American Center and the Advisory Board of WITNESS. She is a proud member of Chief, a private membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.

She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is a mother to twins – her most important and demanding life work to date.  Her extra-curricular activities, although limited these days, include boxing, biking with her kids, listening to podcasts, and writing.

select client partners

  • ACLU
  • Color of Change

Driven by her passion for understanding the root causes of major societal challenges, Caroline has spent much of her life and the early part of her career immersed within communities that are deeply impacted by these obstacles. For the last two decades, Caroline has focused her career on partnering with nonprofit organizations to find and execute sustainable funding solutions to conquer our communities most unprecedented hardships.

Caroline is a Partner and Managing Director with CCS where she holds a seat on their Board of Directors. As a champion of innovative thinking, Caroline also co-chairs the CCS Innovation, Strategy & New Business Committee. Caroline joined CCS in 2005 where she has consistently brought unconventional fundraising strategies to organizations with financial goals ranging from $10 million to $3 billion. Caroline is respected by her clients as a strategic thought partner, leveraging her close partnerships and trusting relationships to help cultivate novel ideas within fundraising.

Caroline’s experience also includes working intuitively with organization’s Boards of Directors. Her Board of Directors expertise encompasses strategic advice and coaching related to governance, roles and responsibilities, committee structure, fundraising, board assessments and board development.

Caroline’s tenure has taken place at the CCS headquarters in New York, NY where she is supported by a dedicated team of experts to guide client partnerships throughout the NY/NJ region and beyond. In the latter half of her career, Caroline’s professional experiences have expanded beyond the NY region with her advancements of global fundraising programs, where she has successfully led partnerships across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Caroline is a recognized expert in the nonprofit sector and a leading voice for Women in Philanthropy. Her presentations and workshops have been featured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), New Jersey Association for Independent Schools (NJAIS), and Women in Development.

Caroline is a proud graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT where she received her BA in Political Science with a concentration in Political Dynamics of the Middle East; and of Columbia University in New York, NY where she received her Master of Science in Social Work.  She resides in Summit, NJ with her husband and three children, where she is involved in several local nonprofit and community-based organizations.

Caroline specializes in:

  • Campaign planning, design and implementation
  • Board development and executive coaching
  • Innovative funding models/impact investing
  • Strategic planning
  • Development assessment and feasibility studies
  • Staff and volunteer training and management
  • Gift planning strategy
  • Corporate and foundation strategies
  • Data utilization
  • Digital strategy
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Non-profit start-ups

select client partners

  • Clinton Foundation
  • PEN America
  • Schwarzman Scholars Program
  • Seton Hall University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Morgan Stanley GIFT Cures powered by Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Animal Medical Center
  • James Beard Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy – China
  • New Jersey Audubon

Peter Hoskow is Principal and Managing Director of CCS Fundraising’s Central United States Team which includes twenty states across the central and southern U.S. including Texas. He is a Senior Equity Holder serving on both the Board of Managers and Board of Directors at CCS. He leads over one hundred passionate and dedicated fundraising professionals and experts, guiding solutions‐oriented partnerships across the region. He has devoted his career to understanding nonprofits from every angle and partnering with them to develop sustainable solutions to solve complex funding needs. The privilege to work side‐by‐side with institutional leaders, committed philanthropists, and dedicated experts drives his passion for impactful work. He has helped design and implement hundreds of fundraising initiatives that have raised over $5 billion to make a positive impact.

Peter grounds his fundraising strategy with a prepared, personalized approach. His partnerships have deepened and sustained the impact of critical missions: feeding the hungry, enhancing education, increasing access to life‐saving healthcare, and broadening access to the arts. His clients appreciate the zeal, creativity, and responsiveness he brings to each of his engagements, as well as over 20 years’ experience in development, strategic planning, lead and principal gift programs, capital campaign planning and management, foundation and corporate giving, grassroots fundraising strategies, board development and engagement, and data utilization.

As part of Peter’s commitment to the philanthropic sector, he serves on the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Board of Visitors as well as a member of the Higher Education and Philanthropy Initiative. He is a member of the Leadership Council of Loyola University’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility and serves as adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business. As a recognized expert in philanthropy his work has been featured with the Association of Fundraising Professions (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), and the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC). In addition, he founded the Big East Advancement Consortium, and regularly partners in speaking engagements with CASE and Woodmark.

Peter resides in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood and holds a strong commitment to enhancing responsible social innovation in his home city. He is a proud graduate of Marquette University and has deep ties to the state; his favorite way to spend his free time is on a lake in Wisconsin, surrounded by his family.

select client partners

  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL
  • Advocate Charitable Foundation, Park Ridge, IL
  • Archdiocese of Chicago, IL
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Little Rock
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago, IL
  • Brookfield Zoo, IL
  • Children’s Health, Dallas, TX
  • Cristo Rey Network, Chicago, IL
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  • Evans Scholars Foundation, Golf, IL
  • Feeding America, Chicago, IL
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Goodwill Industries International, Rockville, MD
  • Hawken School, Gates Mills, OH
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Loyola University Chicago, IL
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, TN
  • MetroHealth Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN
  • Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Obama Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Partners in Health, Boston, MA
  • St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Evanston, IL
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • Vero Beach Museum of Art, FL
  • YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL