Stephanie Berkowitz

Congratulations Stephanie Berkowitz, NVFS President & Chief Executive Officer. The Washington Business Journal just named you to their Power 100 of 2023 as a community Advocate & Game Changer.

Stephanie Berkowitz is President & CEO of Northern Virginia Family Service, a human services organization recognized locally and nationally as a leader and innovator of social impact.  NVFS delivers responsive programs that address evolving community needs, providing over 35,000 individuals and families in need each year with the essential building blocks for financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing and economic independence.

Stephanie has spent her career working in the nonprofit sector building public and private partnerships, and architecting innovative responses to community needs. Stephanie’s keen business acumen coupled with her strategic leadership and focus on impact have been instrumental in NVFS’ growth and development. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Stephanie served as the Director of the Survivors’ Fund Project, a $25 million long-term recovery program for victims of the attacks. The Survivors’ Fund became recognized nationally as a model program for community response following a disaster.

Stephanie has served on numerous boards focused on strengthening the greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan region, and improving opportunities for children and families. Stephanie currently serves on the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Virginia Nonprofit Leadership Council, and Leadership Fairfax Board. Stephanie also serves on the Northern Virginia Chamber’s DE&I Advisory Board, and was appointed as an inaugural member of the Leadership Fairfax Equity Council.

In 2019, Stephanie was selected as a Women Who Mean Business award winner by the Washington Business Journal.  Stephanie earned a BA in Psychology from Lafayette College and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. She loves spending time with her family, enjoys the theater, and is a lifelong tennis enthusiast.