Dori Denelle

JCC Association NA

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2014

About Dori


Dori Denelle is vice president of governance, talent, and leadership development for JCC Association of North America. She is also a BoardSourcef certified governance consultant. In this capacity, Dori works with nonprofit boards of directors to develop exceptional practices in board governance and structure high-performing boards. This includes:

  • Understanding overall board roles and responsibilities 
  • Deepening board engagement
  • The board/staff partnership 
  • The board’s role in fundraising and development
  • The board’s role in supporting innovation
  • Orientation for new board chairs and new board members
  • CEO transitions and executive search
  • Developing your mission, vision, and values
  • Strategies for committees and task forces
  • Board assessment and evaluation

Dori has an extensive career in the Jewish Community Center movement. She has been with JCC Association of North America since 2010. Prior to that, she spent 26 years with the JCC in St Paul MN, the last eight as its executive director. Dori works primarily with JCCs, as well as with other nonprofit organizations in the Jewish and greater communities. Based in the Midwest, Dori has worked with community-serving organizations across the U.S. and Canada.

Consultant Information


Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: +1 (651) 452-2219

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board roles and responsibilities, CEO/Board chair coaching, CEO-Board partnership , Executive transition, Executive assessment and oversight, Succession planning

Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations

Mission Areas: Associations, Federated organizations, Religiously-affiliated organizations, Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs