Alison oversees Foundation operations and special projects, and partners across the team to drive organizational efficiencies. In this role, Alison works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure Foundation goals and objectives are achieved.
With over two decades of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors, Alison brings knowledge of managing teams, designing and building philanthropic and operational funding processes and strategic planning to this position. Before joining the Foundation, Alison served as Vice President, Research Operations at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research where she served as a Foundation leader driving programmatic funding, organizational culture, grant administration, funding evaluation and strategic management. She also ran grassroots fundraising events and served as a Team Fox mentor. Throughout her career, Alison has also held roles in the corporate sector running the philanthropic giving department at glassybaby LLC, and negotiating national media campaigns for global clients at Zenith Media.
Alison holds a Master’s in Public Administration focused on public and non-profit management from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tufts University.
She spends most of her free time chasing her 2 young girls and searching for outdoor spots to explore.