Our Team

Jeff Ballow

Senior Fellow


We’d like you to meet Jeff. Jeff has more than 20 years of nonprofit management and organizational development experience. Jeff’s consulting portfolio includes strategic planning, leadership development, DEI/racial equity, team effectiveness and executive search. Jeff has extensive experience delivering group-learning programs to diverse groups of people and implementing organizational development interventions with organizations of varying sizes and issue areas. In addition, Jeff has served as a coach to a range of managers and executive leaders in organizations throughout New York City. During his tenure at CRE, Jeff has led CRE’s consulting and leadership development business lines and filled in as the interim Director of Finance and Operations.

Here’s what you need to know. Before joining CRE in 2006, Jeff served in nonprofit management positions in New York City-based organizations, and is a past Board member of organizations such as the Red Hook Initiative and Youth Represent. Jeff has an MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine. 

A little bit more. Jeff holds a Brain-Based Coaching Certificate through the NeuroLeadership Institute and is also certified to use coaching assessment tools such as Hogan Assessments and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). In addition, he has been trained in racial equity and anti-racism by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and the Racial Equity Institute.

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