Priscilla Rosenwald

Founder and Principal, Leadership Recruiters

Priscilla Rosenwald is one of America’s thought leaders addressing change, transition and talent in the nonprofit sector. As the Principal of Leadership Recruiters, she is highly distinguished as a recruiter, providing the rare combination of leadership development, organizational dynamics, and recruiting experience for the past 16 years.  Priscilla recognizes how vital it is to secure and develop leadership talent to ensure an organization’s success. Her firm, Leadership Recruiters, a retained search practice, identifies talent for chief executive and c-suite roles in the nonprofit sector.  She recently released her groundbreaking book entitled When Leaders Leave:  A New Perspective on Leadership Change.

Before establishing Leadership Recruiters, Priscilla was an Executive Recruiter with Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., where she placed chief executives and board members in Fortune 500 and 1000 corporations.  She previously served as principal of HealthLink, a consulting firm specializing in board development, strategic planning and project management.  As a member of the senior management teams of corporate and non-profit healthcare and service organizations, she delivered project management and training collaborations. Previously, Priscilla served as Director of a 70-person multi-disciplinary staff for Vanguard Health.

Priscilla has served as a consultant and adjunct faculty member of the Nonprofit Center at LaSalle, Temple University and the Wharton and Social Policy School at University of Pennsylvania, and lectures on Change Management at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves on professional and cultural boards, and has been a United Way Loaned Executive. Her board affiliations include Philadelphia Human Resource Planning Society, Chair, Miro Dance Theatre, Dance USA, The Bridge, and Chair Emeritus, First Person Arts. Priscilla holds an undergraduate degree from Temple University and Masters’ degree from Hunter College in Group and Organizational Development.

Contact Information

Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu