As seen in Newsday, Usdan recently added of two key members of their senior administration team: Andrew Navarette as director of development, and Janet Oshinaya as the nonprofit’s newly appointed CFO.  

Janet Oshinaya brings an extensive accounting and financial planning background to the newly established CFO role at Usdan. Prior to owning her own nonprofit consulting business for several years, Janet spent 12 years at CUNY School of Law leading Budget and Business Management for the institution. Her experience also includes extended tenures in financial and accounting roles with companies in advertising, real estate and construction. She received her MBA from Long Island University.

Andrew is a Fundraising and Nonprofit Management expert with a deep appreciation for the Arts and a strategic and effective leader in the New York arts community. He joins Usdan from his work as the lead development officer at Harlem Stage, an organization that supports artists of color in the creation of new work and engages 4,000 schoolchildren in arts education programming.  His career includes development roles at other nonprofits including NYU College of Dentistry, American Composers Orchestra and Americorps *VISTA.  Andrew has a Masters of Science in Fundraising and Nonprofit Management from Columbia University.

“We’re thrilled to be adding these two incredibly talented people to the Usdan senior leadership team. Both will play pivotal roles as we strengthen Usdan’s foundation and lay the groundwork for our 50th anniversary in 2018,” says Lauren Brandt Schloss, executive director, Usdan.  “As our new CFO, Janet will play a critical role in developing and implementing the overall financial picture to ensure that we are being smart in how we build out our. And Andrew, with his proven track record for creative and successful development programs, will help us raise essential funds to extend and enhance the programs we can offer to the incredible children who walk through Usdan’s gates.”