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Emily Sachs
Chief Financial Officer

Emily Sachs is thrilled to be part of the URJ team. She brings to her work extensive experience in the nonprofit sector as a management consultant and as the Chief Financial/Administrative Officer for two social services agencies. Strategically-focused, energetic, and enthusiastic, Sachs has a strong track record of achieving dramatic change through building excellent, service-oriented teams.

Sachs oversaw Finance, Human Resources, Real Estate and Facilities, and Information Technology for Safe Horizon, a $50 million, 575- person agency that provides services for victims of crime and domestic abuse and runs NYC's 24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline. At the highly regarded Spence-Chapin adoption agency, she managed a multi-part real estate transaction that included obtaining a $10 million letter of credit-backed tax-exempt bond and negotiating the purchase and supervising the build-out of a newly-constructed commercial condominium.

Before becoming a CFO, Sachs founded an independent management and technology consulting practice to help clients through the cycle of strategic transformation, from analyzing a business to recommending a strategy and managing the implementation. Clients included corporations in multiple business lines, museums and nonprofit agencies. Sachs earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.

Sachs is an active member of her home congregation, Beth Elohim of Brooklyn, and is a proud URJ camp and NFTY parent.