Dolores Swirin-Yao brings to Bideawee more than 25 years of experience in the leadership and management of complex, multi-faceted non-profit organizations. Prior to accepting the position at Bideawee, Dolores was Vice President for Institutional Advancement of York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in Jamaica, Queens.
Before working at CUNY, Dolores served as Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, the largest girls-only leadership organization working in the five boroughs of NYC. She previously served as Executive Director of the New York City Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and held senior management and development positions at the American Red Cross of Greater New York, the Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC, and the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, PA.
Ms. Swirin-Yao earned both MA and BA degrees in French Literature at Columbia University. Dolores is an avid animal lover who understands the importance of the bond between people and pets. Ms. Swirin-Yao lives with her husband, two children and two gerbils in Brooklyn where - until recently - they shared their home with Sgt. Pepper, their late Cocker Spaniel senior rescue. Dolores is delighted to have Cricket as her office cat. She and her family soon plan to offer a forever home to a Bideawee pet.