Nonprofit New York Announces New President & CEO

At our 2020 Annual Meeting of Members today, our Board Chair, Ian Benjamin, announced the appointment of Meg Barnette as Nonprofit New York's next President and CEO, effective June 1, 2020. Meg is currently General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY).

In welcoming Meg, Ian said, “Meg has done exceptional work in her tenure at Planned Parenthood. She led the development of a new, nationally recognized health center in Queens, and played a key role in facilitating the merger of Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) with four other Planned Parenthood Affiliates in New York State to become PPGNY. Meg is a leader in nurturing partnerships based on shared values and building organizations committed to mission and focused on results. We are excited to welcome Meg to Nonprofit New York and know that she will bring her commitment and rich experience as a nonprofit leader to our efforts on behalf of our area’s nonprofit community.”

Meg is an attorney and has served in multiple leadership roles at PPNYC for nine years, including Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Chief of Staff, and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, she served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Brennan Center for Justice, a founding staff member of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, and a Skadden Fellow at the Lawyers Alliance for New York. Meg is a graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was a Root Tilden Scholar, and the University of Chicago. She currently serves as Board member and Treasurer of Women for Afghan Women.

Meg stated, “Now more than ever, New York’s nonprofits are a relentless force for good. They are delivering essential human services and healthcare, nurturing the social connections that build community, nourishing the cultural, spiritual, and educational development that makes us human, and fighting to make sure that everyone is included in the recovery and beyond. We must do more to make sure our nonprofits receive the support they need to do this crucial work, so all our communities can survive and thrive. I’m humbled to step into this role at this critical time. I look forward to working with the board, staff, and members of Nonprofit New York to help all of us work together to rise to this moment and the long road of recovery ahead.”

Meg is succeeding Sharon Stapel who stepped down as President & Executive Director in January 2020.