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Careers in the Social/Non-Profit Sector (Career Series #35)

Join our panel of Sloan Alumni now working in the non-profit sector including government, religious and healthcare organizations. We will explore the challenges and rewards, as well as the different paths taken to arrive at their different roles.

Description:  Interested in learning more about career paths in the universe of non-profit organizations?  Join our panel of Sloan Alumni who are now working in the non-profit sector including roles within government, religious and healthcare organizations.  We will explore the challenges and rewards, as well as the different paths taken by our panelists to achieve career success in this unique sector of employment.

This panel will be moderated by Colin Moor, an experienced career management consultant and advisor.  A frequent speaker at SACB Career Events, he is also a Partner at Essex Partners, a premier Boston-based career management firm and a division of the Keystone Partners company. 


Joanna Brownstein, MSW, MBA is the Director if Clinical Research Informatics for the Harvard Catalyst, the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard Medical School. She has worked in healthcare for over 15 years, including as a clinical provider, researcher, manager and consultant. Her current work focuses on ramping up and scaling large-scale informatics initiatives that facilitate efficiencies in biomedical and clinical research. Joanna is also on the Board of Directors of Addgene, a non-profit that works to facilitate collaboration and resource sharing among scientists. Joanna has an MSW from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and is a 2008 Graduate of MIT Sloan.

Marshall Einhorn is the Executive Director of the Brown RISD Hillel Foundation in Providence, RI. Marshall is a former software consultant, who graduated from MIT Sloan's LGO (formerly LFM) program in 2007. While he took a somewhat windy career path to non-profit work, his time in the for-profit world both prepared him for his role and allows him to appreciate the gift of being passionate about his work each day. He lives in Providence with his wife, Deborah, and their three children.

Jim Gammill (SM '80, PhD '85) spent much of 2012 as an independent candidate for State Representative from Belmont.  He served as the Chief of Staff and Treasurer for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2011.   Prior to attending Sloan he was active in political campaigns and was the Director of Presidential Personnel in the Jimmy Carter White House.  In the decades in between he taught finance and worked in the finance worlds.    

Nancy O’Hare is a graduate of MIT Sloan, Class of 2006, Sloan Fellow MBA.  She is trained as a Clinical Physiologist and holds a management role in healthcare services.  She is working on clinical effectiveness and health care reform topics such as creating a more efficient, less costly health care organization.


Hollie Schmidt is the Vice President of Scientific Operations at Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.  Her role includes top-level direction of ACP's Sample and Data Repository, which is a resource for scientists worldwide. She also oversees the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum (, an on-line community and resource for MS researchers.  Ms. Schmidt has an MS in Management, as well as a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering, all from the MIT.




Date: Tuesday, June 11

Time:  6:30 - 7:00 PM networking & heavy hors d'oeuvres, 7 - 8:30 PM program 

Place: MIT Sloan, E62-250.  This is building E62, street address 100 Main Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge, room 250 on the 2nd floor.  The building is nearby to the Kendall Square red line T stop and there is a parking garage at the Marriott Hotel. 

Price: Free for Sloan Alumni
         $40 General Registration
         $10 Students/Sloan Fellows

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