Gina M. Plotino
Gina M. Plotino is the founder and president of GMP Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm formed in 2000 to support government and non-profit initiatives. Her portfolio of services includes Organizational Development, Fundraising, and Training.
Gina’s expertise and grantsmanship has reaped exceptional benefits for organizations such as Alliance Against Homelessness of Bergen County, 55 Kip Center, the Cliffside Park Housing Authority, Shelter Our Sisters, Heroes and Cool Kids, Women Aware, Inc., Jewish Family Services of Bergen and North Hudson, Franciscan Community Development Center, The York Street Project and Zoe’s Place, Inc.
In addition to her private practice, Gina is VP of Programs and Operations for Bergen County’s United Way. She leverages her extensive experience in the public sector to advance the United Way’s goals and secure much-needed grants for such diverse programs as affordable housing, homelessness and military families.
Prior to launching her private practice, Gina served as executive director of Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey and raised $1.7 million to open New Jersey’s first “clubhouse”, a haven of comfort for those affected by cancer.
Throughout her career, Gina has made significant contributions in the health and human services arena. Serving as director of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, Gina led a 300-member department and managed a $22 million budget which funded programs for senior citizens, children, individuals with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, adolescents and veterans. Her appointment was the culmination of an outstanding 10 year record of accomplishments as the director of Alternatives to Domestic Violence. In 1987 Gina’s unwavering commitment to ending domestic abuse thrust her in the national spotlight when the law enforcement training model she developed was endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Gina is well-known as an accomplished administrator and highly motivational professional trainer. Her reputation as an advocate for social justice has made her a frequent lecturer on national television and local radio. She has also published articles on human service issues. Certified as a domestic violence specialist, Gina is recognized by the legal community as an “expert witness” in the field.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Gina also studied at the Midwest Academy in Chicago while serving as a VISTA volunteer for Citizens Action Coalition and 9to5, National Association of Working Women. She is a founding member of Women United in Philanthropy, New Jersey’s first women’s giving circle, serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Non-Profits in New Jersey and the NJ 211 Partnership, and is an adjunct professor for the Masters program in Administrative Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Organizational Development, Fundraising and Training
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