Chief Program Officerghsieh@crenyc.org
Meet George. He has experience in the areas of strategic planning and leadership development.
Here’s what you need to know. George has over a decade of nonprofit experience working with a wide range of human rights and social justice organizations, principally as a grant maker and advisor to senior executives. Most recently, he was the Program Officer in the President’s Office of the Open Society Foundations, where he managed the President’s and Chairman’s discretionary grants portfolios and several high-level institutional partnerships. He also created and directed an initiative aimed to provide strategic support to nonprofit executives navigating leadership transitions. Prior to this role, George worked in OSF’s Africa Regional Office, where he served as an advisor and resource to the Africa foundations and managed a grantmaking portfolio focused on government capacity building, anti-corruption, and human rights advocacy. He is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies and a Coro Leadership New York Fellow (2013-14). He is a certified Healing-Centered coach through Blooming Willow Coaching and the International Coaching Federation. George also speaks Mandarin.
A couple of extra facts. George is an avid foodie who will never turn down good coffee, ice cream, or sushi (although maybe not all at once).