Regional President, USO Northeast Region
Rebecca Parkes is the Regional President of USO Northeast and is responsible for USO operations and fund development in New England, Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, New York and Delaware.
Rebecca comes to the USO with more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, having served as a leader and strategist at leading nonprofits, healthcare organizations and universities. Most recently, Rebecca was the Chief Operating Officer of T1D Exchange, a healthcare nonprofit. She was responsible for driving overall advancement efforts, from building partnerships to overseeing philanthropy, grants, marketing and communications.
Before her work at T1D Exchange, Rebecca was Vice President at Grenzebach Glier and Associates, an international philanthropic management consulting firm. At GG+A, she collaborated with U.S.-based and European nonprofits, healthcare organizations and academic institutions on issues including: strategic positioning, income and revenue generation strategy and tactics, organizational structure, volunteer engagement and operational planning. Rebecca has served in leadership and fundraising roles at a number of organizations including JDRF, Cancer Research UK, NYU Langone and the YMCA of Greater New York.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Davidson College, a certificate in leadership communication with impact from INSEAD and certificates in finance and disruptive strategy from Harvard Business School.
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