Our Team

Nonprofit New York's staff brings with it a blend of backgrounds as diverse as its membership.

Meg Barnette | President & CEO

Meg Barnette | President & CEO

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Meg Barnette joined the Nonprofit New York team in May 2020 as President & CEO. Meg’s entire career has involved work with nonprofit organizations. Before joining Nonprofit New York, Meg spent over nine years at Planned Parenthood in New York City, serving in roles ranging from Vice President of Strategic Initiatives to Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel. Meg has also 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 of Women for Afghan Women.


Jennifer Dodd | Vice President of Finance and Operations

Jennifer Dodd | Vice President of Finance and Operations

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Jennifer Dodd joined Nonprofit New York in June 2021 as the Vice President of Finance and Operations.  She was previously the Director of Finance and Operations for the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.  Her nonprofit background has included supporting underserved health care patients as a health educator, coordinating funding for community programs and research as a grant administrator, and advising boards on capacity building and strategic management as part of senior management teams. Jennifer holds an M.B.A. and B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University.


Chai Jindasurat-Yasui | Vice President, Policy

Chai Jindasurat-Yasui | Vice President, Policy

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Chai Jindasurat joined Nonprofit New York in March 2019 as Policy Director. Prior to joining Nonprofit New York, Chai served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a Public Policy Fellow at the Citizens Budget Commission, and directed national policy work at the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. While at OMB, Chai was given a Volunteer Service Award for creating OMB's first Employee Resource Group (ERG) for LGBTQ and ally staff, was the lead analyst on the City’s nonprofit indirect cost rate initiative, as well as the City’s Child Abuse Prevention “Model Budget” project. Chai is currently working on his law degree in CUNY Law School’s part-time evening program. He obtained his MPA as a David Bohnett fellow and Point Scholar, the national LGBTQ scholarship fund, at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. Chai also holds a BFA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Sonali Jhurani | Development Director

Sonali Jhurani | Development Director

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Sonali Jhurani joined Nonprofit New York as the Development Director in April 2022. She comes to us from WomenRising, where she served as the Director of Fund Development for the 117-year-old human services nonprofit and state-designated Domestic Violence Service Provider for Hudson County. Prior to WomenRising, Sonali was the Membership Director for the New York City Hospitality Alliance, a progressive trade association founded in 2012, for nearly seven years. During her time at The Alliance, Sonali dedicated her efforts to building out a united community of 2000+ members that benefitted from advocacy, education and other vital resources. Sonali holds a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton.


Yesenia Reinoso I Communications Manager

Yesenia Reinoso I Communications Manager

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Yesenia Reinoso joined Nonprofit New York in August 2022 as the Communications Manager. Yesenia is a bilingual storyteller, content creator, and public relations practitioner with ten years of experience in corporate communications across the nonprofit, for-profit, and entrepreneurial sectors. Previous employers include National CineMedia (NCM), Times Square Alliance, Y Communicate, and Global Kids. She is also a member of PRSA, trade contributor writer and the co-host of the marketing and PR podcast "Market or Pitch." In September 2020, Yesenia won PRSA-NY’s prestigious 15 Under 35 award honoring 15 rising PR stars for their outstanding efforts, leadership, and influence in the media industry. In January 2022, she won Daily Ad Brief’s Marketing Champion Excellence Award for her ongoing efforts in the advertising industry. Yesenia holds a B.A. in communications from Pace University.


Devon Stein | Acting Programs Director

Devon Stein | Acting Programs Director

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Devon Stein joined Nonprofit New York as Programs Coordinator in March 2020 and became Acting Programs Director in May 2022. At the start of her work in the nonprofit sector, she completed a term as an AmeriCorps VISTA at The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) and continued her impact-driven work as a Research Assistant in higher education policy at MDRC and later as Fundraising Associate at Koszyn & Company. At Nonprofit New York, Devon has supported capacity building programs, member services, and events, and as Acting Programs Director, looks forward to expanding Nonprofit New York’s internal and external growth while continuing to provide for member needs across the sector. Devon holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University and is pursuing her MBA at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business.


Darby Masland | Programs Manager

Darby Masland | Programs Manager

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Darby Masland joined Nonprofit New York as Programs Manager in October 2021.  Prior to joining, Darby worked in education as a Peer Collaborative Teacher and Advisory Coordinator for the NYC Department of Education. She cares deeply about public education and continues to engage in learning and advocacy as an Instructional Coach for Stanford University’s Hollyhock Fellowship Program, where she works with teachers across the country to improve teacher retention rates and build community. Darby holds a B.A. in History from University of Maryland and a M.A. in the Teaching of Social Studies from Columbia University Teachers College.


Alex Joseph I Programs Coordinator

Alex Joseph I Programs Coordinator

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Alex Joseph joined Nonprofit New York in July 2022 as Programs Coordinator. He previously worked as a Case Manager of Mental Health Services for Project Renewal’s Next Step Program where he helped individuals who have a mental health diagnosis obtain the skills and knowledge they need to become well-rounded individuals in the workforce. He worked at Project Renewal in various roles where he provided services to the homeless and low-income population of New York City. Prior to joining Project Renewal, Alex worked for the Hudson Valley Justice Center as an AmeriCorps VISTA member where he provided support in fundraising, development, and communications for the organization. He is a Junior Board Member for InReach. Alex has a M.P.A. from Capella University and received his B.S. from the University of New Haven.