Friday, August 28, 2020

Bergen Volunteers Announces New CEO!

Bergen Volunteers is pleased to welcome its newest Chief Executive Officer, Nina Bachrach, of Englewood, NJ, effective September 14, 2020.

No stranger to the nonprofit sector, Nina has expertise in fundraising, communications, grant-writing, and creative programming. Most recently, she was the Director of Arts and Culture

Development at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. Within this role she was able to assist others as Director of Development for the Thurnauer School of Music, creator and Director of the Patron of the Arts Program, and Curator of the Waltuch Art Gallery.

Nina holds a Masters in Communications from Boston University and dual Bachelors of Arts degrees in Media Arts and Judaic Studies from the University of Arizona with a minor in Art History and a concentration in Middle East Studies. She also has a history with Bergen Volunteers, as she is a 2018 graduate of Bergen LEADS, a highly respected community leadership program.

“I am delighted to join Bergen Volunteers at this critical moment in our history,” said Nina Bachrach, incoming CEO. “It is a privilege to lead this distinguished service organization that provides vital resources to strengthen our community, including assisting those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

As a resident of Bergen County for nearly twenty-five years, Nina believes in utilizing her civic-minded expertise to help enact positive change in her community. She has served on the Executive Committee of Arts Bergen, the City of Englewood Recreation Advisory Board, and is currently serving in her eighth year on the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center Board of Trustees, as a member of the Communications Committee and as Chair of the Nominating Committee.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nina Bachrach as our CEO,” said David Warshaw, President of the Bergen Volunteers Board. “Nina’s leadership skills, civic engagement experience, and community knowledge are an ideal combination that will help Bergen Volunteers build on its already enviable record of  achievement.”