Judith Teitelman brings more than 30 years of experience in helping grass roots and mid-sized organizations and large institutions strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. She is a strong proponent of management initiatives designed to examine and challenge long-standing assumptions about nonprofit administration, and is committed to helping organizations rethink "business as usual." Judith is also a mentor and professional advisor to artists working in all disciplines. A skilled and innovative designer and facilitator of meetings and retreats, she regularly works with Boards of Directors and staff to institute positive, effective change within their organizations. Between 1994 and 1996 — the last three years of the program — Judith served as a Planning Consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts Advancement Program: assisting organizations in a process of self-assessment, financial and statistical data review, and strategic long-range planning, and participating in the development of regional and national seminars and workshops. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission contracted Judith as a Technical Assistance Specialist for more than a decade, and she worked with the Flintridge Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership Program in a similar capacity during the program’s four-year history. Her national consulting practice, established in 1990 and based in Los Angeles, provides a full range of services tailored to meet the unique vision and particular needs of each organization and artist. In her parallel realm, Judith's first novel, "Guesthouse for Ganesha," a magical realist tale of love, loss, devotion and spirit reclaimed, is on its way to publication.