For nearly 20 years, Eileen has partnered with non-profit executives, boards and donors to empower them and their organizations to reach their full potential through the effective use of resources, talent acquisition and leadership development.
Eileen brings a breadth of experience in resource development, program management, facilitation, recruitment, student affairs, strategic planning, community development, and board governance. She has insights into a wide array of nonprofits at the national and regional levels spanning higher education, hospital foundations, the performing arts, and rural organizations.
Prior to her work with Talent Citizen, Eileen served as a fundraising director at the American Indian College Fund for 11 years to support the nation’s tribal colleges and universities with her expertise in major gifts, planned giving, corporate relations, foundation relations, annual giving, and prospect research. In addition, to owning her own consulting business, Eileen worked at Harvard University for many years focusing on student services, recruitment, alumni relations, and public programming at the Native American Program. In this position, she had the opportunity to work collaboratively with Harvard College and Harvard’s graduate and professional schools with a focus in increasing access to educational opportunities.
Eileen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards and the Hopi Education Endowment Fund where she has held officer positions, including two terms as President. She also served as Board Treasurer of Native Public Media and served as the Co-chair of Stories on Stage’s Expanding Nonprofit Inclusiveness Initiative through the Denver Foundation. Eileen earned her Bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Eileen presents on topics, such as major gifts, “Making the Ask,” board governance, and strategic planning.