Dr. Melinda Weisberg has a long and distinguished career in nonprofit management and education. She is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Management at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She teaches undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Introduction to Business, as well as a course in Change Management in the MBA Program. She began her teaching career after earning a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland University College.
Prior to joining Marist, she held leadership positions in the nonprofit sector, including serving as a Leadership Trainer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and as Executive Director for the Interfaith HIV/AIDS Ministry of Danbury CT. From 2006 to 2012 she was Director of Organizational Development and Public Policy, Astor Services for Children & Families, Hudson Valley and Bronx, NY. In this capacity, she oversaw Human Resources for 700+ employees and led development of the long-term strategic plan for this $50 million agency that provides behavioral health and education services to over 6,000 children and their families.
As founder of a New York State certified woman-owned business CG Consulting for the Common Good, she developed a proprietary curriculum on volunteer management that’s being used throughout the state by the 10 newly-established Regional Volunteer Centers.
In addition to teaching management courses at Marist, Dr. Weisberg is an instructor for board governance in the George Washington University School of Business on-line/residency program in Sports Philanthropy. Students in this program work for professional sports teams, leagues, athlete foundations and sport-related companies in programs that emphasize corporate social responsibility.
Throughout her career, Dr. Weisberg has been active in community service, with organizations and personal initiatives related to social justice and equality issues.