Executive Transition

What we do

The Center’s executive search and transition service is for organizations experiencing a leadership transition. Our four-part program includes:

  • Readying the organization and transitioning leader
  • Conducting the search
  • Facilitating the hire
  • Supporting the new hire

Who we are

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership began nearly nine years ago as a grassroots effort to address leadership transition and development in nonprofit organizations on Long Island.  Our executive transition experts are Ann Marie Thigpen, and Peter Chernack

How we serve

The Center works with nonprofit boards and executives to promote sustainability through governance and leadership.  Our executive search and transition process supports continuity of leadership and mission through a period of transition.

Testimonials from some of our clients

“My personal thanks and appreciation for the marvelous job you did in assisting Sustainable Long Island through the process of interim to new leadership.”
Amy Hagedorn, Hagedorn Foundation

“Ann Marie was fantastic (as) a guide and as a leader helping us to frame our priorities towards identifying the best candidate in our search for a new executive director.”
Jody Burk, Board Chair, Options for Community Living

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (LICADD), I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to you and your team at Adelphi University–Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership for expertly conducting our executive search and for guiding our strategic planning process.”
Curt Webster, Board Chair, LICADD

“The Center’s process for Executive Transition Serves is critical for helping boards to know what the nonprofit organization needs from its next leader.”
James O’Brien, Board President, Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services

Contact us

Please contact the Center consultants, Ann Marie Thigpen and Peter Chernack to discuss how we can serve you.


For further information, please contact:

Center for Nonprofit Leadership
e - centerfornonprofitleadership@adelphi.edu