How does Nancy Dunleavy best describe herself? She is a talent scout extraordinaire with a freakish ability to connect people (and “the dots”). Scrabble playing serial board member, chef wannabe, and devoted fan of bacon (brothers band and the LT sandwich).
Nancy is the founder and CEO of Dunleavy & Associates, a woman-owned business founded in 2001 to empower charitable organizations to achieve their fullest potential.
Nancy was named by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia as one of Philadelphia’s “Top 101 Connectors” and by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 25 Women of Distinction in 2006 and one of the top 100 women-owned businesses for the past three consecutive years. She was also named as a 2013 Philadelphia SmartCEO Brava! Awards winner. She brings an extensive network of contacts and relationships to clients of the firm. Her ability to “cross industry sectors” has been cited as one of the characteristics of true connectors and she is successful in engaging collaborations between and among the educational community, the political community, the nonprofit community and the corporate community.
Having more than twenty years in the healthcare business, as a senior financial manager and hospital administrator, Nancy served for ten years as Chief Financial Officer and then two years as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development for Friends Hospital and Behavioral Health System. As her career has evolved, she has been heralded as a dynamic and inspirational public speaker, and is frequently engaged to speak on topics of philanthropy, governance, leadership, and management of charitable organizations.