All Team Members

Betty Herschman

Major Donor Advisor

Betty first joined MVP in 2019 as a volunteer donor organizer after happening upon a house
party in her building. Struggling with Trump-era re-entry after twelve years in the Middle East,
MVP’s strategic wedding of practical strategies for winning elections and grassroots social
change powered by people of color and youth gave her a roadmap and community for political
re-engagement.

As a major donor advisor, Betty draws upon a 20+ year career in development, policy advocacy,
and education, during which she has directed international advocacy for an Israeli activist NGO
focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; built the organizational capacity of seminal Boston-
based organizations addressing domestic violence and disparities in health care access; and co-
directed a career development program for homeless women.

Betty holds an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, an MAT from Boston
University, and mediation certification from the Community Dispute Resolution Center. She is
an active member of her local immigrant rights action group and a trustee of the Eliot School of
Fine and Applied Arts, whose school partnership program brings art education to 2,000+
students in the Boston Public Schools each year. Betty comes from a movie-loving family and
finds pleasure in eating her way through biking/hiking trips to unknown places, Chicago
architecture, international vegan cooking, cool jazz, and getting to know new people.