While earning a MBA from Rutgers University, Sandra worked with a professor to develop the initial business plan for a new non-profit called GlassRoots. Based in Newark, NJ, the organization was created to provide area youth with opportunities to acquire entrepreneurial and life skills, via the art of glassmaking. The success of this project, along with a variety of volunteer experiences, solidified Sandra’s passion for advancing the nonprofit sector and inspired her to transition her career out of the corporate sector.
In 2000, Sandra entered the nonprofit sector as a member of the PR and Development staff of the Morris Museum. She then went on to work at Charity Navigator for 15 years where she wore many different hats, including serving as both VP of Marketing and CFO. During that time, she often appeared on television, radio, and in print, commenting on the nonprofit sector. Today, she’s proud to be part of the extraordinary team at Family Promise working to help families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.
Sandra’s son and husband are bagpipers and her daughter is an Irish step dancer. When they’re not marching in parades and performing at events, her family enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with their rescue dog.