Keith Timko is Executive Director at Support Center and leads efforts to strengthen the leadership and management of organizations and advance Support Center’s vision for social change. develop and promote an integrated and collaborative approach to capacity building for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. Prior to joining Support Center, Keith was the Director & CEO with Build with Purpose, a nonprofit real estate development organization. Keith brings over twenty five years of experience in nonprofit leadership spanning nonprofit leadership and management, community development, education, and urban policy. Keith is past co-chair with the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and former Treasurer with the NJ Center for Nonprofits and currently serves on the boards of Murray Grove, the National New Markets Fund (advisory), and the Senior Residence at St. Peter the Apostle in River Edge. Keith has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Russian from Rutgers University and a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University and is currently a part-time lecturer in social entrepreneurship at Rutgers Business School.
Carolyn oversees consulting and Support Center’s “community of practice,” managing contracts and projects as well as client and funder relationships. Prior to joining Support Center, she developed and directed programs focused on education, leadership development and sustainability at the Philip Evans Scholarship Foundation, a division of The Kohlberg Foundation in Mount Kisco, NY. From 1998 – 2007 she was instrumental in launching and running the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School to educate MBA students and professionals in nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship and corporate citizenship. She began her career as a research assistant and administrator at Metis Associates, Inc., a national consulting firm based in NYC, where she evaluated education programs in NYC schools and managed the firm’s operations. Carolyn has a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Allegheny College and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh.
Crystal leads Support Center’s operations and finance functions, managing the administration of consulting, coaching and training agreements and assisting in data management and IT coordination. She brings a range of administrative, human resources and financial expertise to Support Center from previous experiences in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Most recently she handled administration, IT and budgeting for the NYC Build It Back program, and previously, with other nonprofit organizations.
Xander is the Director of Programs at Support Center, where he oversees the executive transition portfolio of consulting work and a suite of executive leadership programs. Within the executive transition portfolio, the projects he manages include full executive searches, placement of interim leaders, and succession planning. On the training side, he runs Support Center’s specialized Interim Executive Director Training and several leadership programs focused on supporting both established and emerging nonprofit executives in their professional growth. He has also managed Support Center’s impact economy initiatives, which connect and advance the work of social enterprises, revenue-generating nonprofits, and impact investors and funders.
Xander has worked at Support Center in several capacities since the fall of 2015, when he joined the organization as a Board Fellow while in graduate school. There his studies centered on leadership and nonprofit management, philanthropy, impact investing, and social enterprise development. Prior to graduate school and joining Support Center, Xander was an educator focusing on experiential and service learning, as well as a middle and high school Latin teacher, college counselor, and varsity soccer coach. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia, and a BA in Latin and Greek from Haverford College.
Laura is the Associate Director of Operations at Support Center, where she formulates strategies, analyzes and streamlines organizational processes, and works to improve quality, productivity, and efficiency within the organization. Laura has worked and volunteered with several nonprofit organizations over the past four years. She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, directing a reading program for elementary school students, and most recently worked as an Enrollment Coordinator at Utah Health Policy Project, a small health policy and healthcare access nonprofit. Laura is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and obtained her Master of Social Work with a focus in Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia School of Social Work. She holds a BA in Social Work and Management from St. Olaf College.
Justine is a Program Manager at Support Center, where she contributes to program and fund development for the organization. She has worked in various capacities at nonprofits in New York City since 2008, and has volunteered with UHAB and Housing Justice for All. Justine holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Vassar College, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Urban Policy and Leadership at CUNY—Hunter College with a focus on land justice, social housing, and community planning.
Gaby coordinates all Support Center workshops, customized trainings, and special events and supports logistics for multi-day and multi-organization programming. Prior to joining Support Center, Gaby interned at Seldat Distribution and the New Jersey Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (NJOFBI) at the Department of State in Trenton, NJ. Gaby earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the College of Saint Elizabeth in May 2017.
Jasmin is the Project Manager for Support Center, where she manages the Navigator Program and Support Center’s marketing and communications. Jasmin also supports the strategy and management portfolio and organizational partnerships. Jasmin has been with Support Center since 2019 when she joined as a summer intern. Jasmin has worked with various non-profits since 2012, such as the Teton Science School as an AmeriCorps volunteer, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, and most recently as a consultant for Oxfam America during her graduate capstone. Jasmin holds a MBA from Brandeis University and a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from Rhodes College.
Taiwo is the Program Associate at Support Center, where she works with various members of the team to conduct client intakes and administrative duties. She is a recent graduate from Haverford College and holds a BA in Sociology with a minor in Health Studies. She has worked with a plethora of nonprofit organizations that promote positive social change in relation to community building, food insecurity, health systems, and education reform. Taiwo wishes to accelerate positive social change in underserved communities in the United States and internationally.