Abby Strunk Saloma
Abby believes that individual change drives organizational change and that leaders are at their best when they are leading from "the inside out." As Senior Director, Leadership and Talent, Abby oversees the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation’s leadership initiatives—including its flagship Schusterman Fellowship program—designed to develop and support leaders who are leading change in the Jewish sector and beyond. She is also playing a key role in the Foundation's culture work.
Abby brings to the Foundation a breadth and depth of experience from the for-profit, nonprofit, Jewish and secular sectors. Abby was the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. During Abby’s five-year tenure with BBYO, she led an effort to re-brand the 85 year-old organization, making it relevant to today’s teens and resulting in a near doubling of teen involvement.
Following BBYO, Abby assumed the Executive Director role at Street Sense, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization which works to empower the homeless through a newspaper educating the public about issues of homelessness and poverty.
Abby holds a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Media and Public Affairs from The George Washington University. Abby received her Leadership Coaching certification from Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership. In her free time, Abby enjoys teaching and practicing yoga.