Maya Winkelstein is executive director of Open Road Alliance where she is responsible for the organization’s overall investment strategy including finding new ways to deploy capital to achieve maximum social returns. Winkelstein has worked with Open Road since the organization’s inception in 2012. Prior to her role as executive director, she worked with Open Road as an associate director with the consulting firm williamsworks. Former clients also include Eastern Congo Initiative, Nike Foundation, PATH, Tostan, and TOMS Shoes.
Prior to williamsworks, Winkelstein served in the nonprofit and government sectors focusing on program development, fundraising strategy and corporate partnerships. Former affiliations include The Corporate Council on Africa, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University (NDU) and Exclusive Analysis Ltd. She is a frequent contributor and guest speaker at forums such as Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Clinton Global Initiative, and The Philanthropy Workshop. She is also a board member of Global Press Institute and a member of the leadership advisory council for GrantAdvisors.org.
Winkelstein holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and a diplôme internationale from Sciences-Po in Paris, France. She lives in New York with her husband and young son.