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.
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 joined the organization as a Program Associate supporting the executive transition services in the Spring of 2019.
Laura has worked and volunteered with several nonprofit organizations. She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, directing a reading program for elementary school students, and prior to joining Support Center worked as an Enrollment Coordinator at Utah Health Policy Project, a 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.
Khourin is the Associate Director of Programs at Support Center. In this role she supports the strategy and management portfolio and manages grants and contracts. Khourin is a professional with a strong background in the nonprofit sector, particularly focused on supporting organizations in New York City and New Jersey. Khourin has over 15 years of experience in this field; her most recent role was as the Senior Manager of the Entrepreneurship and Business Development department at the National Urban League.
One of Khourin’s passions is working with opportunity youth and promoting entrepreneurship within minority communities. Recognizing the significance of these endeavors, seeing them as essential components in creating financial opportunities and freedom for underrepresented groups.
Khourin’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Kean University and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Design and Management from The New School.
When Khourin is not working, she enjoys painting, dancing, true crime podcasts and spending time with family and friends.
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 a Program Associate at Support Center, where she primary supports strategy and management services and 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.
Maya is a Program Associate at Support Center, where she primarily supports the executive transition and professional and leadership development services. Prior to joining Support Center, she was an educator and has experience with design and diaspora engagement. She is driven by the urgency to create a better, more collaborative world and by the possibility of change. Maya holds a BA in Sociology/Anthropology with minors in Gender Studies & Africana Studies from Carleton College.
Arefa will be interning with Support Center from September 2023 – May 2024. Arefa is a sophomore at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences majoring in information science and minoring in economics and American studies. She is very excited to be working with Support Center because she has a strong interest in nonprofit work. Arefa does pro-bono consulting with small businesses at her university, manages social media platforms for multiple organizations on campus, and tutors students on Zoom in her spare time. Arefa hopes to one day combine her background in healthcare with her interest in business equity to establish a non-profit organization. Arefa likes to play badminton, watch movies, make digital scrapbooks, and knit during her free time..