JS Levy Associates, LLC
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
- Peter Drucker
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
- Peter Drucker
|Jill S. Levy
CEO & Founder
Jill S. Levy earned a BA, MS and post-graduate certification in Supervision and Administration. She attended Columbia University’s Not-for-Profit Institute and the Institute for Communication and Conflict Resolution where her studies focused on leadership, strategic analysis and planning, negotiation and mediation skills. Jill was the first woman elected to the presidency of the Council of Supervisors and Administrators representing more than 10,000 school principals and administrators. Ms. Levy rose to national prominence as the first female elected to preside over the American Federation of School Administrators in Washington DC representing members throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a vice-president on the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, she was a member of the Immigration, Diversity and Healthcare Committees. She continues her association with key strategists in Washington DC and has been collaborating on the design and implementation of a National Leadership Academy.
Ms. Levy, a member of the National Association of Professional Women and named a 2011 Professional Woman of the Year, has served on the Board of Directors of New Visions for Public Schools, The Council for Unity and ANIBIC, Inc. She has resigned her positions to concentrate on the needs of her clients. Currently, she is a Director of a foundation and is instrumental in supporting a wide variety of organizations.
As a trained stress management professional, she has guided many groups and individuals. Having walked nearly 600 miles in 4 statess and the District of Columbia, raising significant funds to support breast cancer research, Jill did media outreach and was highlighted in the media for her work. Known as a strategic thinker and a builder of organizations, Levy conceptualized and implemented the Executive Leadership Institute, Inc.
JS Levy Associates, LLC, is Jill’s commitment to use her organizational and non-profit skills to assist professional associations, trade organizations and not-for-profit groups to boldly build sustainable futures. She has forged a team of experts who are excited to be her “associates” and share in her energy and vision. Levy is focusing on creative ways to make her team available to assist organizations in a time of fiscal distress.
|Joseph W. Levy, CPA
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Public Accountants, Joe is a CPA with extensive and varied business experience as a partner in a New York CPA firm. He is now a partner in JS Levy Associates, LLC while continuing his professional career. Through this partnership, Joe seeks to work alongside clients to build their financial infrastructure and maintain their fiscal integrity.
Known by his clients and associates as a trusted and informed professional, Joe continues to advise and consult with them about financial matters and is often charged with the management of his clients' personal and family financial affairs.
|Leslie Waltzer Pollak
For nearly two decades, Ms. Waltzer Pollak has served as a successful development professional for not-for-profit institutions in the New York City area. Her vast experience in strategizing and implementing all areas of development and institutional advancement including: annual and capital campaigns, phonathons, prospecting, stewardship, major gifts, family, foundation and corporate grants, event planning, planned giving, alumni and board relations, board development, and fundraising data management, make her an integral member of our team.
Leslie's interest in philanthropy began after graduating from Cornell University while volunteering on various committees for her alma mater. Her professional career began as the Alumni Director and Development Officer for the prominent Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York. Her eight year tenure there enabled her to work closely with some of the most influential and philanthropic individuals in the United States. She then moved onto higher education at Yeshiva University serving as an integral member of their advancement operation as the Director of Advancement and Development for the Wurzweiler Graduate Social Work of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and The Center for Ethics. Currently, she works with organizations that serve the developmentally disabled using her strong management skills to strengthen their positions. Her significant contributions to the field were acknowledged recently when she was named as a successor to the Board of Trustees of the Page and Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation.
|Henry Rubin , ESQ.
Henry T. Rubin is an attorney, family wealth advisor, and a consultant to not-for-profits seeking assistance in advancement, strategic planning, corporate mission building and governance. He currently advises the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, and Abilis, an organization headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, that enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Henry's special expertise as estate planning attorney and wealth advisor is counseling friends and supporters of not-for-profits in promoting their tax, estate and philanthropic goals. He has helped structure over $100,000,000 in sophisticated trusts for families and charities throughout his career.
Mr. Rubin lectures nationally on estate and gift planning, and teaches "Personal Financial and Estate Planning" as adjunct professor on the Masters Level at Manhattanville College. Mr. Rubin has also written articles for the CPA Journal, and the Association Executive. He is a member of the Planned Giving Group of Greater New York, the National Society of Funding Raising Executives, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York Chapter. Mr. Rubin received a Bachelor of Arts at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he graduated summa cum laude, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received a JD from the New York University School of Law, and was admitted to the Bars of New Jersey and New York State, where he practiced law.
Steven Sanders, Executive Director of ACTS, was elected to the State Assembly in 1978 and served as a member of the Legislature for 28 years. In 2006, he became a partner in the government consulting firm of Crane Sanders and is a member of the firm of Malkin & Ross, which is one of the largest in Albany.
During his tenure in the State Assembly, Steven Sanders chaired five committees and is considered an expert in education, disabilities, affordable housing and civil rights issues. He is thoroughly conversant with state government including the Legislative and Executive branches of government. As an elected official from New York City, Steven is well-versed in New York City government.
He was the longest serving Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee in the State's history. Upon his retirement from State government in 2006, Steven was one of the most senior and distinguished members of the State Assembly. As part of his responsibilities as an elected public official, he became a proficient mediator and negotiator. He was the author of numerous important pieces of legislation which required delicate negotiations with various entities of government and interest groups.
Steven is known for his ability to find common ground among discordant groups in order to forge compromise and achieve results. In 1999, he successfully facilitated a major labor agreement between the City of New York and a public sector union who had been at impasse for years.
Steven has brought to his work as a government consultant an impressive array of both government credentials and contacts that have proven to be beneficial to his clients.
Greg has provided technological expertise to non-profits for over 20 years as an executive, manager, and hands on executor. He has advised, built and executed systems ranging from simple office networks to fundraising and constituent management systems to nationally branded websites and blogs, social media sites, and award-winning public safety software platforms still in use by the New York State Criminal Court system.
For the first ten years of his career, Greg worked with the Fund for the City of New York conceiving, funding and implementing innovative technology solutions in public safety for the Center for Court Innovation. During that time, he also explored his entrepreneurial side by founding a commercial copy center that operated as a self-sustaining job training program for ex-offenders called Times Square Ink. SD's client list includes non-profits and charities like Partnership for a Drug Free America, Medicare Rights Center, Association for a Better New York, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
In 1999, Greg founded Something Digital as a custom software boutique to focus on working with public sector and non-profit clients. Eventually the firm expanded to include three practice groups: interactive design, software development and IT services. As the head of SD's software and interactive practices, Greg continues to work closely with public sector managers to understand the technology challenges they face in day-to-day operations and planning for the challenges of the future. With the Something Digital team, Greg provides a number of workshops and seminars for nonprofit managers to address the range of issues they face today.
Greg earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a MPA from the Wagner School at NYU. Away from SD, you can find Greg playing, coaching, and talking about fast-pitch softball and getting suckered into taking care of the family dog.
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1973
Dr. Wolotsky has over 35 years experience developing technology-based solutions for high technology firms, financial institutions, government agencies, hospital/medical centers, higher education and not-for-profit organizations. Additonally, he served as an Assistant Professor, Bloomfield College (Neurophysiology & Behavioral Biology) and worked in major New York City hospitals designing and implementing clinical and total hospital information systems. Paul's last hospital position was Director of Clinical Systems, Long Island College Hospital. He also held positions as Research Engineer, Laboratory Administrator and Director of Biomedical Computing.
He served as Principal Investigator/Project Manager on several government grants and contracts for development of decision support/expert advisor systems for clinical applications, and development of new technologies for scientific and government initiatives. Dr. Wolotsky writes many scholarly publications, including books and monographs. He also teaches technology courses for organizations such as the American Hospital Association, College of American Pathologists and University of Southern California Medical Center. He served as Chairman for the Open Systems World/FedUNIX, Internet and World Wide Web Conferences and Conventions. Currently Paul serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations.
Dr. Wolotsky's company, MCSP, recently celebrated its 29th year providing comprehensive technical services to government, corporations, medical facilities, educational institutions and research and scientific institutions. During these past three decades, MCSP has been positioned at the leading edge of technology to become an innovation leader in the delivery of Internet, information applications and services.
MCSP was the first to receive an ISSN number from the Library of Congress for an electronic only publication (peer-reviewed medical journal "Reproductive Sciences"); the first to build an automated medical physical examination center (Mt. Sinai's Morchand Center); the first to build working transportable networks referred to as "Cyber-Rigs"; the first to use DSL technology to deliver high-speed commercial Internet services over plain copper wire; the first to use "portal" graphic interfaces to provide personalized directed information delivery to remote users; and the first to combine social networking components utilizing non-real-time conferencing systems with corporate information systems.
Utilizing data centers in the Washington, New York, Boston and Los Angeles metropolitan areas with a high-speed, all-fiber, private network, MCSP provides regional, national and international voice-over-IP, real-time conferencing and other secure private network services; and MCSP's most recent offering, Secure Internet Access, that meets all Government regulatory compliance directives.