6 Wesleyan Alumni Named to Top Nonprofit Leaders List

Muzzy Rosenblatt ’87; David Jones ’70; Phoebe Boyer ’89; Sharon Greenberger ’88, P’19; David Rivel ’83; and Alan Mucatel ’84 were recently honored for their contributions to social services and nonprofit organizations in New York with their inclusion in “The 2018 Nonprofit Power 50,” representing a strong showing by Wesleyan alumni in the 50-person list. The list was produced by City & State New York, a self-described nonpartisan media organization that covers New York’s local and state politics and policy.

“…The nonprofit and philanthropic sectors tend to go unnoticed and are all too often unheralded,” the publication wrote. “But behind them is a roster of figures who are ensuring the delivery of services, exploring innovative solutions and influencing public policy. In this special feature, we recognize 50 top nonprofit leaders who are key players in the world of New York politics and government.”

The six alumni biographies are excerpted below: (More information on their achievements is described on the City & State New York’s website.)

  • Muzzy Rosenblatt ’87
    • “For nearly two decades, the former first deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services has expanded the organization’s services, which now reach more than 10,000 New Yorkers annually.”

  • David Jones ’70
    • “An op-ed columnist who pens the bi-weekly ‘Urban Agenda’ for New York Amsterdam News and El Diario/La Prensa newspapers, David Jones uses his platform as president and CEO of Community Service Society of New York to advocate for low-income New Yorkers—as he has done throughout his career.”
  • Phoebe Boyer ’89
    • “When Phoebe Boyer was named president of Children’s Aid in 2014, she knew she had to overcome several challenges … [her] work paid off last year, when Children’s Aid received an award for overall excellence from the New York Community Trust.”
  • Sharon Greenberger ’88, P’19
    • “When YMCA of Greater New York broke ground in August on a facility in the Bronx’s Edenwald neighborhood, it was the culmination of nearly 30 years of effort by activists to locate a facility in the area – and part of a strategic plan recently launched by Sharon Greenberger, its president and CEO.”
  • David Rivel ’83
    • “As head of one of the nation’s largest human services providers, Jewish Board CEO David Rivel oversees a budget of $250 million serving more than 45,000 New Yorkers annually” and “is leading the Jewish Board through a transition as it embraces data-driven and outcome-focused models of care and brings mental health and foster care services to underserved communities.”
  • Alan Mucatel ’84
    • “Mucatel has led Rising Ground,” a major human services organization, “since 2009, and in that time its budget has grown from $56 million to more than $130 million.”