McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Amelia Hershberger as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at The Center for Justice Innovation (Center). Amelia will play a pivotal role in supporting the Chief Financial Officer by managing the Center’s FP+A team. She will be responsible for preparing the organizational budget, ensuring reporting accuracy, and maintaining strict compliance with grant management. Amelia’s leadership will be crucial in driving the organization’s budget and financial models, overseeing the management of project grants, and ensuring adherence to revenue, expenditure, and contract compliance.

With over 15 years of experience in the New York State Unified Court System, Amelia is a seasoned financial management professional. Her expertise spans procurement, contract execution, annual allocation, budget analysis, financial report review, budget modification, and federal financial reporting. 

The Center for Justice Innovation is dedicated to reducing crime and incarceration, addressing violence, supporting survivors, and fostering community strength while enhancing public trust in justice. The Center is particularly focused on delivering justice for marginalized groups, applying an equity lens — especially in terms of racial and gender equity — to its initiatives. For over 25 years, the Center has strived to foster justice and equity, aiming to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities, and ultimately, to transform the justice system. As an 800-employee, $100 million nonprofit, the Center achieves its vision through three main pillars: creating and scaling operating programs, conducting original research, and providing expert assistance and policy guidance to justice reformers globally.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Partner Sue Waterbury and Director of Research Josh Nichols.