About Ami Nahshon

AN Headshot June 2015Ami serves as principal consultant and managing director of Ami Nahshon Strategic Consulting, offering a portfolio of customized consulting and coaching services to help domestic and international nonprofits, foundations and their leaders optimize organizational mission, strategy and performance.

Prior to launching his consulting practice, he served for 12 years as International President and CEO of The Abraham Fund Initiatives where he built the organization into the leading advocate for a shared and inclusive Israeli society for Jews and Palestinian-Arabs alike.

Ami led the Jewish Community Federation and Foundation of California’s San Francisco East Bay for nearly 19 years, and earlier served as regional program director for the Center for Human Services in Cleveland, Ohio, where he created innovative program models for serving the needs of individuals, families, the chronically mentally ill and the unemployed.

Ami is a founding member of Foundations for Peace, an international network of NGOs working in divided societies around the globe, and of The Alliance for Middle East Peace, a US-based coalition of nearly 100 nonprofit groups working for peace and coexistence in Israel and the Middle East. In 2006 he was named International Non-Profit Executive of the Year by the Executive Council of New York, and was recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine on their Twitterati 100 list of most influential international affairs commentators.

In his free time, Ami enjoys adventure travel and wildlife photography. He is married to Ivy Cohen, president of Ivy Cohen Corporate Communications, a New York-based public relations and strategic communications firm.

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