As Director of Development for the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Paula works closely with the Alliance’s Board of Trustees and leadership to build public awareness and forge strategic partnerships toward strengthening the Alliance’s fundraising capacity in support of Randall’s Island Park. She leads a range of fundraising initiatives from securing leadership gifts to expanding the Alliance’s base of individual and institutional donors through annual appeals, grant writing and special events.
Paula brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and capital campaign consulting for health, education, community development and arts organizations. Prior to joining the Alliance, she served as Executive Director of the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, and has also worked with Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc., the Public Health Research Institute, Seton Hall University, and the Federal Trade Commission in New York. Paula holds a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA cum laude in history from Cornell University.