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Joan Leavitt, Senior Director

Joan has been part of Jeffrey Sobel Consulting since its inception and has worked for numerous clients on behalf of the firm. Previously, she was the president and owner of Joan Leavitt Consulting, a small firm offering comprehensive services to the nonprofit health and social welfare sectors, including program development, strategic planning and grant writing. Since starting her firm in 2001, Joan has worked for nonprofit agencies and proprietary groups to assist them in obtaining government and foundation funding. She has assisted groups in raising tens of millions of dollars to develop affordable housing, provide health care services and services to youth and the elderly, and deliver child welfare and services to the homeless.

Joan has also had a long career in government in a senior position with the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President where she was the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she and her staff were responsible for the oversight of the delivery of services including health, education, child welfare, substance abuse and services to youth and the elderly. Most of those services were provided by nonprofit organizations in contract with New York City agencies.