Julep Consulting

Julep Consulting is a boutique consulting firm that supports non-profit organizations, family offices, and private foundations.

Services include development strategy and counsel, strategic planning, recruiting, board and staff training, prospect research, data management, capacity building, and organizational development.

Our Team

Juliet Page is the firm’s principal who has composed Julep's team of talented professionals. Previously, Juliet worked in post-Katrina New Orleans capitalizing a fund for affordable housing. She also served as an external advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund for their respective work in the region. Prior to her work in New Orleans, Juliet lived in New York for ten years where for four years she was the Director of Development for Friends of the High Line. She has been involved in the production of four award winning movies, Matt Tyrnauer’s Citizen Jane: Battle for the City and Where's My Roy Cohn and Annemarie Jacir’s first film, Like Twenty Impossibles, and her forthcoming All Before You. Juliet is politically active and also serves on the board of Houston Needs A Swimming Hole.

Juliet has two young children and is originally from Santa Cruz, CA.

Jasmine Nielsen draws on two decades of experience leading New York City non-profit organizations to provide strategic advisement, coaching, and training to boards of directors, executive directors, and senior management. A trained facilitator, Jasmine is adept at guiding groups through challenging conversations. Her holistic approach to organizational development encompasses strategic planning, governance, fundraising, communications, and fiscal and operating systems. Jasmine consults with non-profit organizations working in food, social justice, arts and culture, open space, and the environment.

Jasmine is an Adjunct Instructor in the Food Studies program at New York University and a board member of Equity Advocates and Certified Naturally Grown. From 2014 to 2016, she was the Executive Director of Just Food. Prior to that, Jasmine spent 16 years as the Executive Director of Love Heals (now an initiative of GMHC). She also served as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund, as an Advisory Board Member for the Legal Action Center's Women's Initiative to Stop HIV, and as a member of Community Resource Exchange's Community Advisory Group.

Jasmine has a BA from Vassar College and an MA in Food Studies from New York University. Originally from Urbana, Illinois, Jasmine has lived and worked in New York City since 1996.

Rick Little is a specialist in organizational growth and management, having spent over 12 years at The High Line as a principal member of the initial team that guided the organization from start-up, through rapid growth, to create one of the most-visited cultural destinations in New York City and a global model of adaptive reuse. Rick was a key contributor to the development and stewardship of organizational culture, values, and ethos. His responsibilities evolved and expanded as the organization grew in scope and size, and included all phases of leadership across numerous functional areas.

Since leaving the High Line, Rick has continued to advise for-profit and non-profit companies in the areas of organizational and staff structure, finance, strategic planning, human resources, internal culture, systems, policies and procedures, risk mitigation, and communications, with a particular focus on organizations looking to scale.

Rick is originally from Bellingham, WA, graduated from Bennington College, and has lived in New York for over 17 years.

Rosalind Hinton, PhD is a development professional, oral historian, and independent scholar with three decades of experience in community and educational settings. She has a “tricoastal” footprint in New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco. An expert in African American religion and culture, music, visual arts, gender equality, and women and children’s health, she has held positions in teaching, development, strategic planning, project design, and management.

Recent clients in New Orleans include the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, The Fertel Foundation, Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, and Vera Institute of Justice, Careers in Horticulture (San Francisco) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. As an oral historian and fellow at Newcomb College Institute, she created laoutloud and nolajewishwomen – websites and efforts dedicated to bringing forward the voices of progressive women activists in New Orleans. Skilled in cross cultural discussions on ethics, values, and religious beliefs, Rosalind has a PhD in Religious Studies from Northwestern University and has taught multiculturalism, feminist theology, and African American Religions at DePaul University in Chicago and at Tulane and Loyola Universities in New Orleans.

Jeanie Kirk is a grant writer and project manager based in Portland, OR. Seeking to align her personal ethos with her fundraising work, Jeanie thrives while working to support the environment, education, human rights, justice reform, racial reconciliation, data literacy, and social justice. Prior roles for Jeanie include grants officer at the Prison University Project and program management at The Nature Conservancy. Jeanie has an MA from Columbia University focused on climate change and sustainable development, and a BA in International Studies from the University of Richmond.

Jeanie is also a small business owner using her knack for storytelling to grow a linen home goods company showcasing linens that are grown, processed, woven, dyed, and sewn domestically. With a working knowledge of French and elementary Spanish skills. Jeanie has travelled extensively and lived in Europe, India, and Latin America. Should Jeanie choose to move back East, she would be a 14th generation Cape Codder.

Robin Barnes has experience that spans both the practice and policy of recovery and resilience—from “boots on the ground” technical assistance work with small businesses rebuilding across New York City after 9/11, to developing a gold-standard post-Katrina small business recovery program for Gulf Coast fisheries, to writing the chapter on small business and entrepreneurship for President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy. For the past decade, as EVP and COO at Greater New Orleans, Inc., Robin has operated at the intersections of practice and policy and environment and economics and has overseen several major initiatives designed to create and protect jobs in the region and to turn environmental threats into economic opportunity and job creation, including the creation of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, a roadmap to guide policymakers, public and private leaders, businesses, and community stakeholders through improved management of stormwater, subsidence, and other threats of climate change.

Robin is a faculty member of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement Masters of Public Administration Program. She is a Director of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, a Commissioner of the Governor’s (Louisiana) Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation, and Chair of the Board of Coastal Communities Consulting, Inc.

Robin is a born and bred New Yorker who has been living in New Orleans since 2006.

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Liz Fallon has worked with a wide variety of organizations during her 31-year career in the non-profit sector. Most recently, she was Vice President of Development at The High Line, the premiere industrial reuse greenspace in New York City. Previous to that was Development Director at Playwrights Horizons, an award-winning Off-Broadway theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists. Prior to that, she was at WNYC/WQXR, where she launched major gifts and planned giving programs, and generated support for the build-out of New York Public Radio’s digital content studio. She has also worked with Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Big Apple Circus, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Coalition for the Homeless and at several organizations engaged in AIDS research, education and direct care.

In 2019, Liz took a year off from full time work to explore end of life planning, conscious dying, and alternatives traditional funeral and burial options. She completed comprehensive training programs offered through the International End of Life Doula Association, the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the Sacred Crossings Institute, and worked as a Spiritual Care Volunteer at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

A native of New Jersey and 30-year resident of Brooklyn, Liz is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications; holds an Executive Master in Public Administration degree from Baruch College; and has earned a Certificate in Digital Marketing from New York University.

Audrey Landale is a non-profit professional with eight years of fundraising, communications and administrative experience. She previously developed a brand-new fundraising program for Search, Inc., a midsize social services agency in Chicago. As a fundraising generalist Audrey is skilled in grant writing, reporting, online campaigns and event planning as well as digital communications, project management and administration.

Audrey is passionate about getting nonprofits the resources they need in order to successfully fulfill their missions. She cares deeply about sustainability, food justice, and gender and racial equity. She is on the Advisory Board of Equity Advocates.

Originally from Claremont, CA, Audrey is now based in New York. She is currently pursuing a MPA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College and has a BA in History from Beloit College.

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Michelle Velez is a non-profit fundraiser and strategist who is passionate about innovative solutions to drive impact at the intersection of environmental sustainability, equity, and social justice. Her experience includes project management, organizational diagnosis, grant writing, board engagement, corporate philanthropy, stakeholder engagement, and fundraising communications.

Previously, Michelle was Director of Development at New Yorkers for Parks, where she managed the organization’s portfolio of institutional and individual donors and collaborated with the Board of Directors to implement fundraising strategy. From 2015 – 2017, she was a consultant at CCS Fundraising directing feasibility studies and capital campaigns for non-profits across the Greater New York area. Prior to that, she was a Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) Fellow at Endeavor Mexico in Mexico City helping to grow their network of high impact entrepreneurs. Michelle has been an active member of the PiLA alumni community since 2015.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Michelle is a natural facilitative leader. She has led stakeholder interviews and group facilitation sessions for organizational change in a range of diverse sectors including higher education, international development, and the religious sector.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Michelle now lives in Brooklyn. She has a BS in Environmental Science from Villanova University and is currently a 2021 MBA in Sustainability candidate at Bard College, where she is a co-founding leadership team member of the Bard MBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Jenee Jerome is the part-time administrative manager for Julep, supporting the firm’s financial function, purchasing, day-to-day and travel logistics, as well as vendor and subcontractor management. She holds a professional post as Program Coordinator in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jenee volunteers with her spiritual community, the local chapter of the Red Cross, the Wisconsin Film Festival, and the Beyond Dane Chapter of WECA, where she served as Vice-President and now President of the board.

Jenee has a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master's in Educational Policy Studies from UW-Madison. She is originally from La Crosse, WI and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.