Maya Winkelstein is the Chair of the Open Road Impact Fund Advisory Board. Formerly the CEO of Open Road, she spent a decade expanding Open Road's mission to Keep Impact on Track.
Since its inception in 2012, Open Road has made over $70 million in loans and grants to impact organizations across the globe that have encountered unexpected roadblocks. Through this strategy, Open Road has kept over $800 million of impact on track across all sectors and geographies, for both registered nonprofits and for-profit social enterprises.
Maya also served as Open Road’s inaugural Executive Director. She previously worked as an Associate Director with the consulting firm williamsworks, where her clients included the Eastern Congo Initiative, Nike Foundation, PATH, Tostan, and TOMS Shoes. Prior to williamsworks, she served in multiple roles across the nonprofit and government sectors focusing on program development, fundraising strategy, and corporate partnerships.
Maya writes and frequently speaks about Open Road’s work. She is a regular speaker at forums, including the Financial Times, Global Philanthropy Forum, and Skoll World Forum. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Foundation Review, and many other publications. In 2017, Maya was featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s ‘On the Rise’ series and Huffington Post’s ‘Women in Business.’ She is a former Board Member of the Global Press Institute and a current member of the Leadership Advisory Council for GrantAdvisors.org.
Maya holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and is certified in Finance from Georgetown University. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and two young sons.