Dawn Holden Woods, CPA Strategic Partner

Dawn co-creates effective operational and leadership development programs and serves as a trusted advisor for private foundations, social impact organizations, and governmental agencies. With over 20 years of experience, Dawn offers a unique blend of business practicality and a “people first” approach as she provides organizations with concrete technical assistance, including executive coaching, strategic planning, board development, establishing strategies to comply with contract regulatory requirements, systematizing accounting, and fundraising best practices.

Previously, Dawn served as the Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children and Chief Social Services Officer of Public Health Management Corporation, where she managed a $100M portfolio and a team of 1,000 employees.

Dawn is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Organization Development and Leadership Program at PCOM and sits on a diverse range of nonprofit boards. She received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Lincoln University and her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of many awards, including 40 under 40 and Minority Business Development Leader of the Year (2020).

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