Gail Nayowith is the Principal of 1digit LLC a project management and consulting practice formed in 2015 to work with nonprofits, government and philanthropy to solve complex problems and build solutions that increase performance, impact and reach. 1digit is certified as a New York City MWBE.
Gail has a track record of accomplishment in leading vital organizations operating in dynamic urban environments and in securing policy wins for children and families. She is a trusted advisor, strategist, design and implementation partner with government, policymakers and human service sector leaders. Her 1digit portfolio includes nonprofit, government and philanthropic organizations from start-up and legacy operations to turnaround and whole system redesign situations. Some recent projects include developing: NYC’s first criminal justice diversion and substance abuse treatment initiative - HOPE - for the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office; a road map to quality pre-kindergarten for the City of Nashville; a performance and risk management system for a runaway and homeless youth organization with a global footprint; digital advocacy tools - an RFP/procurement rater and vendor satisfaction report card - for a citywide network of human service providers; a strategic plan for a national service and civic engagement organization; a digital risk assessment/stress test for a nonprofit consultancy; and, an operations redesign plan for a NYC-based foundation.
Gail started her career in New York City government and has led three nonprofit organizations: Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and SCO Family of Services. She also serves on the boards of the Kenworthy-Swift Foundation and Cities of Service, is a member of the New York City Board of Health and chairs the NYCDOHMH Community Services Board. Gail also co-chairs the New York State Children’s Medicaid Redesign Team that is tasked with developing and rolling out an integrated health and behavioral health care system for children with serious emotional disturbance and substance use needs, medically fragile children and children in foster care. Nayowith publishes occasionally and speaks publicly on matters of child and family policy, human service financing, child well-being, children’s mental health, family homelessness, child care and nonprofit management, analytics and performance.