Barbara Edwards Delsman

Court Appointed Special Advocate

New York, NY

Barbara Edwards Delsman, a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in New York City’s foster care system, is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of StreetWise Partners, the Board of Counseling Services of the Eastern District of New York and the Advisory Board of Just LeadershipUSA, and is a consultant in nonprofit management with over 20 years of experience as the former executive director and development director of The HOPE Program, one of NYC’s most effective workforce development programs. Under her leadership, HOPE received the following awards and honors: Charity Navigator’s highest four star rating; “Best in America” seal of approval from the Local Independent Charities of America; the JPMorgan Chase Foundation award for “Best Practices in Workforce Development”; designation as one of The Economist Group’s “US Charities” and GE/NBC’s Women’s Network nonprofit partner; winner of the Goldman Sachs Capacity Partner and the Robin Hood Hero awards.