Emily Newman

Executive Director

Emily Newman is Executive Director of Camber and serves ex officio on the organization’s board of directors. She has positioned the organization as an influential voice in the field of corporate diversity, equity and inclusion, with a deep focus on systems-change and serving the current and future needs of committed corporate partners.

Prior to joining the organization in 2019, Emily served as Founder & Principal of Beechwood Partners, a social-impact consultancy dedicated to developing vision, strategy, operational systems and teams for foundations and field-leading nonprofit clients.  Notable projects included work with the Obama Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Microsoft, Majestic Realty Foundation, PeerForward, the Los Angeles Urban League and a variety of prestigious Tribal Government and Family Foundations.

Outside of Camber, Emily has served for many years on the Adjunct Faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, conducting graduate seminars in community leadership and undergraduate courses on the theory and practice of nonprofit management.  She has been recognized with the Nehemiah Award for Service to Community by the P.F. Bresee Foundation, and numerous other distinctions.  Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Extra, E! Entertainment, Vanity Fair Magazine, US Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College at Columbia University and a Master of Science from the New School for Social Research.

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