OUR STAFF

Naomi Ryan

Executive Director

Emma Worth

Director of Development

Korenet Brown

Program Officer

NAOMI RYAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, joined the Reisenbach Foundation in 2015. She discovered her passion for the nonprofit sector when, as a recent college graduate, she worked at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) in Charlottesville, Virginia. Subsequently, Naomi expanded the grants program at Children, Incorporated, and, as the grants officer for the Blue Moon Fund, she collaborated with grantees running environmental and economic development projects in Asia, Latin America, and the United States. She holds a BA in classics and mathematics from Skidmore and an MPA from Harvard.

EMMA WORTH, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, has been working in nonprofit development in the New York for over 10 years.  She worked for seven years in Membership and Programs at the Harvard Business School Club of New York, whose mission is both to connect HBS Alumni through its programming and to impact the Greater New York community through pro-bono consulting and the Community Partners Program.  Thereafter, she worked at French Heritage Society (FHS), a nonprofit focused in historic preservation of French and French-inspired architecture through its grants and educational programs. As Membership and Events Manager at FHS, she oversaw an extensive program of events, trips and fundraising Galas and grew the FHS member base substantially.  She was introduced to the Reisenbach Foundation through her work as a consultant (Revelr, Inc.) for the JAR team’s preparation for the 25th Anniversary Gala. She was immediately drawn by Foundation’s mission and is now enthused to join the team in support of a safer and better New York! Emma’s bachelor’s degree is from Princeton.

KORENET BROWN, PROGRAM OFFICER,is dedicated to serving the needs of others in her community. She lived and taught internationally before residing in New York City. She has spent the last four years working in New York City based nonprofits. She has held volunteer management positions within both the largest school-based after school program provider in the NYC metropolitan area and the largest social and human services provider in New York state. At both nonprofits, she stewarded relationships of individuals, community, and corporate partners. She streamlined internal processes, increased volunteer recruitment and retention, and created new volunteer programming to better serve the needs of clients. Korenet is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College. She earned her BA in International Studies at Virginia Tech.

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