Deirdre Fogarty-Harris


Deirdre’s unique background combines more than 20 years of executive search expertise with a lifelong involvement in the performing arts. Having studied and worked internationally, with stints in Hong Kong and in Paris, Deirdre brings a curious nature and multicultural perspective to the challenges that nonprofit organizations face.

Deirdre holds a BA in English and Political Science from Barnard College of Columbia University. Deirdre’s current pursuit of a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy, is providing her with tools that better and more creatively engage people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Community Commitment: Deirdre has performed with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir at venues ranging from The Paramount Theatre in Oakland to San Quentin State Prison. She has done fundraising and volunteer work for the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Bellevue Hospital in New York and the American Cancer Society.

Personal Passions: Music and most artistic modalities, both expressive and receptive. Artistic collaboration, books, travel and mothering a precocious budding artist.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

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5 Third Street, Suite 324
San Francisco, California 94103

Sally Carlson, Managing Partner
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New York, New York 10170

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