Placed Leaders

Liz Wolfson

Chief Executive Officer

Stroke Onward

We partnered with Stroke Onward on the search for a Chief Executive Officer. Stroke Onward’s mission is to ensure stroke survivors and their supporters have the resources needed to rebuild identities and rewarding lives.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Liz Wolfson to the role.

Wolfson is an entrepreneurial and visionary leader with 20+ years of experience creating strategic direction, driving operational growth, and cultivating human capital within a variety of nonprofit and corporate settings. She deeply believes in the collective power of individuals to find solutions for systemic problems. She thrives in environments committed to and walking the talk of equity, well-being, radical candor, and joy.

Wolfson has spent much of her career working for and coaching CEOs and philanthropists in manifesting their corporate and social impact projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Nonprofit organizations benefiting from Wolfson’s work include Farm Sanctuary, The American Montessori Society, The Rose Institute (for homeless youth), and the Dobkin Family Foundation. Corporate work includes creating the first global internal communications division for Comverse, a world leader in voice activated systems, and raising seed-funding for TaskMail, the first Jordanian/Israeli tech start-up company.

Always up for a challenge, at age 40, with a newborn in her arms, she thought it the perfect time to start up her dream project that would model for her children what it would mean to vision, create, struggle, and succeed. Feeling that educational opportunities for those identifying as girls in America were insufficient to match the reality of growing up in today’s world, Wolfson became the Chief Visionary Officer of the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc., a game-changing educational model focused on positive gender identity, relational learning and integrated movement as pedagogy. Under her leadership, GALS Inc. opened 5 schools in three states in ten years and inspired 2 international schools.

Wolfson holds a BA in Organizational Behavior and Development from Brown University. She holds an MA in Jewish Communal Service from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-Los Angeles. She earned an Inner MBA from New York University.