Amy Houston runs Management Assistance at Robin Hood. Robin Hood targets poverty in New York City by finding and funding the most effective programs and partnering with them to achieve results. Since inception Robin Hood has provided over a billion dollars through a model that combines program funding with management assistance to support grant recipients in strengthening their performance. The team is comprised of experienced consultants who are well-versed in the issues unique to the sector and skilled at adapting business strategies to the challenges facing nonprofit organizations. Robin Hood recruits New York City’s top firms to offer pro bono and fee based services, as well as talented professionals to serve on grant recipient boards. Consulting and training areas include governance, strategy, human capital, marketing, fundraising, finance, technology, legal and real estate.
Prior to Robin Hood, she was a Vice President at Aspect Education, a private company running language schools worldwide. She joined Aspect’s senior team just after its purchase from Sylvan Learning Systems in 2000; the company was sold successfully to Kaplan in 2006. She was also a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ higher education and nonprofit practice and the general manager of a nonprofit focused on school reform in Chicago. She was a founder and board member of Mad Housers, a homeless advocacy organization. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.