Margo Amgott

Margo Amgott provides transitional support and project management to mission-oriented nonprofit organizations through her consulting company, Amgott Interim LLC. She has served in leadership roles in state and local government, higher education and leading nonprofits.

As management consultant, Amgott serves as coach to nonprofit board members, leaders in local government and provides analysis and support to organizations such as the Research Foundation of SUNY Downstate.

  • Amgott successfully completed an assignment as interim executive director at the Jacob Burns Film Center where she reopened a five-screen art-house movie theater and community-based education programs closed for 15 months during the pandemic.
  • She served as interim executive director for Studio in a School, award-winning arts and social justice organization overseeing instruction by teaching artists to more than 30,000 students each year in publicly funded schools in New York City.
  • Previously, she served as Interim CEO at Hearing Health Foundation, the largest non-profit funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S. and a leader in driving new innovations and treatments for people with hearing loss.
  • She twice served as interim executive director at Jewish Community Project Downtown, interim COO at National Council of Jewish Women, interim associate provost at Hunter College, acting vice president for public affairs at Montefiore Health and executive director of the NYU Child Study Center.
  • Earlier in her career, Amgott directed the City’s Early Intervention Program for children with developmental delays and disabilities at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and spent more than 15 years at Columbia University overseeing programs including student health and campus wellness as well as serving as associate dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
  • She served as budget and fiscal director for New York City’s Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • In the 1980’s, Amgott helped to open Woodhull Hospital, working on behalf of New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, returning to Downstate to serve as department administrator for women’s health across University Hospital and two City-run affiliated hospitals.

Amgott holds a master’s degree from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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