Zoë Beckerman Consulting LLC

Crafting strategies, strengthening systems, and addressing challenges through consulting with education, health and social services organizations. 

Zoë has helped hundreds of organizations excel in the work they do for communities.

J. Zoë Beckerman is a dynamic leader with a proven ability to help organizations develop and implement programs, strengthen existing content and systems, and strategically assess opportunities for growth. After a decade practicing law for hundreds of community-based non-profit organizations, Zoë realized that the most enjoyable part of her work was helping leadership -- boards, c-suite executives, and program directors -- figure out collaboratively what solutions work best for them in any given situation.  As a result, Zoë now focuses primarily on strategic business and policy consulting for non-profits.  She also teaches and researches part-time at the George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Prior to Consulting

Prior to consulting, Zoë was a partner at a boutique law firm in Washington, DC where she specialized in working with organizations that received federal grant funding.  She advised and counseled non-profit and for profit clients serving at-risk populations, including Head Start programs, Federally Qualified Health Centers, AmeriCorps grantees, and associations on federal grants law and regulatory compliance matters.  The common thread was that all of her clients focused on serving at-risk populations.  She helped solve human resources, fiscal, and programmatic problems; she designed and led numerous live and webinar trainings on corporate governance, federal grants administration and management, human resources, and grants law compliance matters; and she researched and drafted memoranda, legal correspondence, contracts and other agreements.  She also ran the firm's consulting arm and built out its training efforts.  In 2014, Zoë also designed and co-taught the George Washington University Law School's first class on federal grants law and since 2016 has taught various public health courses at GW and George Mason University.  Before becoming an attorney, Zoë worked on women's health issues for the Kaiser Family Foundation and was a Presidential Management Intern for the National Institutes of Health and on Capitol Hill after receiving her Master of Public Health degree.


Zoë holds a JD with Honors from the George Washington University, an MPH from the University of Michigan, and a BA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin.  She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1992.



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