Marta Rubin Kiesling – An innovative and process oriented collaborator and problem solver, Marta is a consultant and Engagement Team Leader with Dunleavy & Associates, a professional services firm focused on building capacity and bottom lines for nonprofit organizations, and the foundations and companies that support them. Marta is licensed by the National Standards for Excellence Institute® to assist nonprofit organizations implement the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.
Marta brings a deep background in both the corporate and nonprofit arenas, having served as an attorney in the large law firm, consulting firm, and financial worlds, and as a founder, executive director, and board member for a range of nonprofit organizations. At Dunleavy, Marta’s work encompasses strategic planning and organizational assessments, executive search, interim leadership support, fundraising and special event strategy and support (including campaigns and feasibility studies), board development, leadership facilitation and coaching, and communications, among other consulting areas.
Marta’s past experience includes serving as the Executive Director for The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter; Founder and Executive Director of Steel River Playhouse, a nonprofit providing arts access and education to an under-resourced community [with all programs meeting the definition of “innovative educational programs” under the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program]; Chief Operating Officer for the Philadelphia Film Society; Senior Consultant with Mercer Human Resource Consulting (now Mercer); and Vice President/Employee Benefits Counsel for Delaware Group. Marta began her legal career as an Associate with the law firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz [now Troutman Pepper].
She is a board member of the InterAct Theatre Company and previously served on the boards of the Ocean City Pops, the Greater Pottstown Foundation supporting education and workforce development, and the Pottstown Regional Public Library, among others. Marta also is a recipient of the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Award [on behalf of Steel River Playhouse], as well as the YMCA Tribute to Exceptional Women Award for the Arts, and the Pottstown Rotary Citizen of the Year Award. Previously, Marta was an active member of the Pottstown Arts and Cultural Alliance, Creative Montco, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. She also has served as a volunteer consultant for the Temple University Fox School of Business, has served on the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Advisory Panel [Pennsylvania Council on the Arts], and has provided program evaluation services for the Philadelphia Asian Theater Project funded by the Doris Duke Foundation.
Marta has a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BA in Sociology and American Studies from Dickinson College.