Denise and Jan have been working in the nonprofit and social enterprise space for over 20 years. We have had the good fortune to participate in the sector as entrepreneurs, executives, board members, lenders and for the past 10 years together as consultants.
Denise DeMaio has been passionate about her work with nonprofit organizations for over 20 years. In that time, Denise has worn many hats: lender, financial investment analyst, trainer, facilitator, project manager, board member, board treasurer and consultant. Through those roles and her experience working in a nonprofit organization, foundation and consulting firm, Denise brings a wealth of perspectives and skills to her work.
Denise was most recently a lead consultant for KrasnePlows where she led planning engagements, including capitalization, strategic and operational planning, and nonprofit finance training for such foundations as Tiger Foundation and Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. Before her 11 years at KrasnePlows, Denise was a lender and consultant for Nonprofit Finance Fund where she worked with over 200 nonprofit organizations across sectors and across the country.
Denise is a former board member and treasurer of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. She holds a B.S. in Finance from Fordham University and a MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.
Jan Correa brings over 25 years of commitment and experience to the nonprofit and social enterprise sector. During that time Jan has worked in multiple capacities including consultant, facilitator, founding partner of a “double bottom line” entity, and active trustee and board member. Jan strives to be a thoughtful partner in helping organizations develop and implement strategic, operational and financial plans. As a lead consultant at KrasnePlows, Jan led planning engagements, merger and partnership explorations and organization redesign initiatives, including board and governance structuring.
Jan’s experience also includes co-founding a venture focused on education in Hispanic communities designed to increase parental involvement and bridge the school-home gap. Before joining the consulting and entrepreneurial world, Jan was an Executive VP, at Macmillan where she led a 20-person group responsible for corporate level planning, acquisition and integration of niche businesses.
Jan holds an MBA from Columbia University. She is a Trustee of the Children’s Aid Society, an involved Advisory Board member of The Mt Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and prior board member of AccionUSA. Jan has lived in a variety of countries and has a strong conversational knowledge of Spanish, French and Hebrew.
Phil Rosenbloom brings over 16 years of extensive experience helping mission-focused organizations develop sound financial strategy to this partnership. Through a combination of rigorous financial analysis and collaborative communication, he works with clients to develop data-grounded consensus around their financial health and plan proactively to address their needs. He has worked with nonprofit clients across fields such as the arts, human services, and social justice advocacy - including start-ups as well as large institutions. He has also worked with philanthropic institutions to incorporate financial due diligence into their grantmaking practice, managed major technical assistance initiatives, and advised on the development and implementation of national data platforms for nonprofit assessment. Phil holds a BA in Sociology from Oberlin College and an interdisciplinary MA from New York University. He serves as board treasurer for the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and as a board member for Community Family Development. He also serves on the finance committee of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Shilpi Shah brings over 16 years of experience working with nonprofits, institutional and family foundations, and charitable entities in a consulting capacity. Shilpi is passionate about helping organizations make informed strategic and financial decisions using data to support their work. Shilpi currently owns SKS Consulting Services, and previously worked at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropic advisory firm, and the Nonprofit Finance Fund. Shilpi has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Shilpi also serves on the Board of the Eye on India organization.
Rebecca Thomas brings to this partnership 15 years of experience advising nonprofits and their supporters on how to balance mission goals with business realities. She helps organizations plan for sustainability and navigate change. She collaborates with philanthropies to direct capital toward plans for health and resilience. Rebecca speaks nationally about how strong business models and capitalization support mission success, and she advocates for improvements in the way money flows to the sector. In her former role on the management team at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), Rebecca led the national arts strategy, built a national consulting practice, and directed product development efforts. She is passionate about data, the arts and her young children.