A member of the International Association of Facilitators since 1997, Ms. Teitelman is a skilled and innovative designer and facilitator of meetings, retreats and focus groups. She regularly works with Boards and staff to institute positive, sustainable change within their organizations. Between 1994 and 1996—the last three years of the program—Ms. Teitelman served as a Planning Consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts Advancement Program: assisting organizations in a process of in-depth assessment, financial and statistical data review, and strategic long-range planning, and participating in the development of regional and national seminars and workshops. In 1998, she contributed to "Lessons Learned" Planning Toolsite/Website, a project of the NEA designed to capture the knowledge and resources exchanged through its Advancement Program, and more recently, wrote a Case Study analysis as part of the Toolsite's expansion. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission contracted Ms. Teitelman as a Technical Assistance Specialist for more than a decade, and she worked with the Flintridge Foundation's Nonprofit Leadership Program in a similar capacity during the program’s four-year history.
In addition, Ms. Teitelman is a highly regarded and sought after speaker. She is a regular trainer at Los Angeles' Center for Nonprofit Management, the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership and the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), among others.
Judith Teitelman began her career in the nonprofit sector as part of the fundraising team that built the Los Angeles Theater Center, a four-theater multidisciplinary complex in the heart of the city’s downtown. Subsequent senior staff positions with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) further honed Ms. Teitelman’s skills, giving her the opportunity to spearhead both annual and capital fundraising campaigns and involving her in all aspects of nonprofit management.