BJ (she/her/hers) is a Senior Executive Search Consultant at DRiWaterstone. Hailing directly from the social sector as an expert organizational ecologist, she brings 25 years of expertise in non-profit leadership, resource generation, team building, leadership development, and people strategy. Her clients benefit from working with someone who knows the industry inside and out.
Throughout her career, BJ has worked at the intersection of the LGBTQ, environmental and social justice, and youth service spaces. She has served in many roles – from Director of Development and Marketing to Non-profit Founder and CEO – across a broad range of organizations, most recently, DigDeep Right to Water.
BJ’s mission is to connect extraordinary people and their strengths to purpose-driven causes unlocking organizational leadership for a more significant impact. Described by her colleagues as having an incredible eye for talent and alignment, BJ has curated, scaled, and coached numerous collaborative high-performing teams and organizations over her time in the industry. As an active listener and observer, she quickly and skillfully can assess the needs of her clients, identify gaps and opportunities, and deliver exceptional talent aligned with the needs and mission of an organization.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Radford University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Vermont. Additionally, she is trained in strengths-based leadership and certified in Exponential Fundraising. BJ is currently on the Board of Directors for Above the Stigma working to de-stigmatize mental health among young adults. She splits her time between Newport Beach, CA, and her family farm in Wytheville, VA, with her partner and many rescue animals.