We know the organizations and the people of the region: what it means to work, play and live in our communities. Our clients are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. Our candidates, while nationally recruited, most frequently come from the same communities as our clients.
NPT is committed to supporting organizations through a leadership transition with a high touch and personal approach. The President of the firm, Michelle Pagano Heck, oversees each engagement with a team assembled from our cadre of search professionals. Three consultants contribute to every search process through research, interviewing, writing, data analysis and client interaction.
Michelle Pagano Heck, President
President and Owner of Nonprofit Talent, Michelle works with the social sector to improve the capacity of organizations through transition management and executive recruitment. Mission-driven, Michelle listens to the needs of clients and works as a partner with organizations to fulfill their vision.
Prior to launching Nonprofit Talent in 2013, Michelle was Senior Consultant with Dewey & Kaye. Previously, Michelle worked as the Executive Director of WQEDfm, Community Relations Director of WQED Multimedia, Director of Development for the Children’s Home, Director of Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society, and various other positions of leadership in the nonprofit community.
A 2019 Pittsburgh Women of Influence Award recipient, Michelle is a 2021 “Women & Business” honoree of Pittsburgh Magazine. Michelle is also on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). She is a guest lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon and various associations and organizations.
Michelle graduated from the College of Wooster and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.