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Meet the Team
At Morris and Berger, a team approach to the search process ensures optimum responsiveness to our clients' needs. Our seasoned staff of nine -- including research and support staff -- is comprised of knowledgeable and resourceful professionals who are deeply committed to helping nonprofit organizations find the leaders who will add significant value to their future. Meet the Team
"My entire career has been devoted to serving the nonprofit sector. There is a wonderful satisfaction that comes from enhancing the success of our nonprofit clients."

Jay entered executive search in 1986 after serving for 17 years at the University of Southern California -- first, as Director of Admissions and later as Assistant Vice President for Development. He also earned his Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the university. Many of the skills Jay acquired while working at USC -- interviewing and assessing applicants, strategizing to enhance the university's applicant pool, facilitating the cultivation and stewardship of donors -- serve him well in his current role.

Jay's first experience as a volunteer occurred when he was 14 years old, on the heels of competing as a swimmer in the Junior Olympics. Asked to teach a group of developmentally disabled adults how to swim, he got tremendous satisfaction from the experience -- and a volunteer was born. Since that time, Jay has spent countless hours volunteering his time, including serving as chair of the board of directors of Hathaway-Sycamore Children's Services, The Chandler School and Flintridge Preparatory School; on the board of directors of Covenant House, California, and California Association of Independent Schools; on the founding board of directors of Pasadena Pops; and on the founding board of councilors of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants.
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"I tend to see the best in people and believe that those who are committed to the nonprofit sector genuinely want to make the world a better place."

A community-minded volunteer with an innate curiosity about people, Karin is extremely well-suited to leading searches for the nonprofit sector. Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Karin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in Alumni Relations; the University of California, Berkeley, in Development; and as Director of Development for the Libraries at the University of Southern California. While at USC, Karin completed her Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management. She joined Morris & Berger in 2001.

Even as a busy professional with two children, Karin is still an active volunteer, currently serving as Chair of the Board Development Committee of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, a co-leader of a Girl Scout troop, an interviewer of high school seniors for the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Network of Nonprofit Search Professionals, and a member of the Organization of Women Executives. Previously, she has served as Chair of the Alumni Board for the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and as a member of the Board of the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.
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"I truly enjoy getting to know our clients and our candidates. We have the good fortune of meeting extraordinarily talented, committed and inspiring individuals, and learning their life stories and how they've made the decisions that have shaped their careers is very fulfilling to me."

Molly joined Morris & Berger in 1993 and is passionate about helping organizations find the candidate that will serve them best. Before making a career in executive search, Molly traveled extensively in Asia as General Manager of the Asian Dreams outbound tour division of Jetour USA, a wholesale tour operator specializing in group and independent travel to the Orient and Southeast Asia. She was also a consultant for Singapore Airlines when it opened its own outbound tour division, assisting in product development, automation and staff training.

Molly attended Mary Baldwin College and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She dedicates much of her free time to volunteer activities at Flintridge Preparatory School, where her husband serves as Headmaster.
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"I have great admiration for nonprofit work and the extraordinary individuals who dedicate their lives to serving others. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to help organizations succeed by connecting them to passionate leaders."

Jessie's career to date has been concentrated in the field of nonprofit management and philanthropy. Prior to her joining Morris & Berger in 2011, she worked in development for higher education and performing arts organizations in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in donor relations, event coordination and marketing.

Jessie graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz and earned her Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management from the University of Southern California. A lifelong arts supporter, Jessie remains engaged as a volunteer in the Los Angeles nonprofit arts and education communities.
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"We are in the fortunate position to work with talented leaders and organizations. It brings me great joy to know we are making a positive impact in the non-profit sector."

The majority of Alejandra's experience is in education and outreach. Before joining Morris & Berger in early 2013, Alejandra was the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Southern California.

Alejandra graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and in 2013 she received her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in non-profit management from the University of Southern California. She stays connected with her undergraduate roots by volunteering with the Pitzer College Alumni Board and Association.
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