Helen joined Hoffberger Family Philanthropies in late November 2020 as a Program Officer and became Executive Director (ED) in February 2023 after serving in the interim role. She previously provided consulting services in the nonprofit sector with the primary focus of helping her clients expand their equity and access effort. Prior to consulting, she served at a few nascent foundations—including The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation—building organizational capacity as well as managing multi-million national and international grant portfolios.
Additional experience includes an appointment with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that oversees the national AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteer programs, specifically serving as a liaison with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which expanded the government’s effort to support grassroots nonprofits. She is also a lifelong volunteer with a background in development and publishing. Helen earned her MPA in Nonprofit Management and a MA in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy along with a BA in English from the University of Virginia..