Naomi Orensten, Director— Assessment and Advisory Services, leads relationships with funders using CEP’s performance assessments, overseeing the survey customization, analysis, and presentation of CEP’s assessments.
Previously, Naomi worked as a Senior Consultant at Informing Change. As a nonprofit and philanthropic consultant, she provided clients with a range of evaluation, strategy planning and capacity building services that helped programs and organizations more effectively reach their goals. Naomi’s professional experience also includes serving in program and grantmaking roles for a number of nonprofit organizations in the fields of education, human services and civic engagement. She also brings experience working in the Jewish community.
Naomi holds an EdM in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA from Brandeis University. She serves on the board and grantmaking committee of a nationwide giving circle. Naomi grew up on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin, and after living in Vienna, Jerusalem and Oakland, she now calls Cambridge home. She enjoys exploring New England, hiking and can often be found testing new baking recipes.