Eliza Greenberg is Managing Partner of the New Profit Innovation Fund. Eliza works with senior leadership teams at organizations in the portfolio, helping them develop and grow sustainable models of impact and deliver superior results. Eliza arrived at New Profit by way of the government and nonprofit sectors. For the past nine years she served in Mayor Menino’s administration in a variety of roles including Commissioner of Elderly Affairs, Executive Director of the Emergency Shelter Commission, and the Human Services Leadership Team.
In her role as the Executive Director of the Emergency Shelter Commission, she worked to ensure that no resident would go hungry or homeless in the City of Boston. As part of a larger team, Eliza had the privilege to work on many cross-departmental citywide initiatives addressing youth violence, family economic self-sufficiency, and community capacity building. In partnership with her city colleagues, she helped invent and lead ground breaking initiatives like the Circle of Promise, an effort to remove all barriers to student achievement in Boston’s turnaround schools.
Prior to these political appointments, Eliza began her journey in government at the Department of Neighborhood Development managing all the HUD funded homeless and supportive housing programs for the City of Boston. Eliza attended Hamilton College and left with a BA with honors in Comparative Literature. She also holds an MPA degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, with a concentration in Human Services, Labor, and Education.