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 Schusterman Fellowship program, which is designed to develop and support leaders who are leading change in the Jewish sector and beyond. She also co-leads Schusterman's internal culture and racial equity work.
Abby brings 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.
Following BBYO, Abby assumed the Executive Director role at Street Sense, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization which works to empower individuals facing homelessness through a newspaper educating the public about homelessness and poverty.
Abby holds a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in Media and Public Affairs from The George Washington University and a Leadership Coaching certificate from Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership. However, it is really her yoga teaching certification and parenting two boys that has most influenced her approach to leadership.