Phillip Coltoff, a national leader and innovator in the field of social service and youth development, led the Children's Aid Society, one of the largest and oldest social agencies in the United States from 1980 to 2005. During this period of leadership the budget of the Society grew from ten million to eighty-five million dollars annually and developed trailblazing programs in teen pregnancy prevention, public school reform, and the reintegration of juvenile offenders. These programs have been replicated in thirteen thousand sites, nationally and internationally.
He currently is the Katherine W. and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and Executive-in- Residence at New York University Silver School of Social Work. Coltoff is the recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the prestigious William S. White award from the United States Department of Education. Coltoff is the author of four books, Preventing Child Maltreatment: Begin With The Parent, The Challenge of Change, The Crusade for Children, and At the Crossroads: Not-for-Profit Leadership Strategies for Executives and Boards.
Mr. Coltoff currently teaches "Executive Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector," a six-part seminar series. In autumn 2006, he published The Challenge of Change (subtitled Leadership Strategies for Not-for-Profit Executives and Boards).