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Leadership Search Partners
1604 Solano Avenue
We believe that community-based nonprofit organizations should have access to the same level of search expertise and service as large institutions and businesses. We are passionate about delivering professional, high quality services to small and medium-s
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Leyna is the founder of Leyna Bernstein Consulting, an executive search firm serving nonprofits in Northern California.
Prior to founding her own firm, Leyna spent 10 years in senior management roles at Bay Area nonprofit support centers, managing consulting and training programs for nonprofit leaders.
Prior to her career in the nonprofit sector, Leyna was a human resources executive in the corporate sector, specializing in socially responsible businesses.
She has a B.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley.
Leyna serves as Vice President on the board of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Leyna Bernstein is an independent consultant who works with nonprofits in the areas of assessment, planning, strategy, and search.
Before starting her consulting practice, Leyna was the Director of Programs at The CBO Center, the nonprofit support center for the East Bay and Directed programs for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin-where she conceived and launched the inaugural cohort of the Marin Leaders Institute.
Prior to her working in Marin, Leyna was Director of Consulting Services at The Management Center, a nonprofit resource center serving all of Northern California.
Ms. Bernstein has over a decade of experience consulting with nonprofit organizations in Northern California, and has taught and lectured on nonprofit management and board issues throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
Ms. Bernstein is the author of "Creating Your Employee Handbook: A Do-It-Yourself Kit for Nonprofits", published by Jossey Bass.
She received her BA with Honors at the University of California, Berkeley.
Leyna Bernstein, founder & principal, Leadership Search Partners
Leyna Bernstein is an ...
Leyna Bernstein is an accomplished trainer, board consultant and board member.
She is the founder of Leadership Search Partners, a retained search firm serving nonprofit organizations throughout Northern California.
Leyna's first career was as a human resources executive.
She was Recruiting Research Manager for The Gap, Inc (across all brands), Director of Human Resources for The Nature Company, and Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Smith & Hawken.
In these roles, Leyna was responsible for recruiting a broad range of senior executives.
Prior to founding her firm in 2009, Leyna spent over a decade in senior management roles with Bay Area nonprofit support centers.
She has consulted and trained on management and board governance with organizations throughout Northern California and beyond.
Leyna serves as Vice President of the board of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is a member of Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants.
She is the founder of Women on Board, a peer learning group for women board chairs.
The CBO Center - Staff
Leyna Bernstein, director of Programs.