Rhonda began her career at Peat, Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) where she was a CPA in the Tax division. She also worked for several years in the Tax department at Chemical Bank. In 1988, Rhonda switched gears and began a career as a writer, writing articles on tax and accounting topics for newsletters, first at Prentice Hall and then at the Institute for Management Accountants. In 2001, she again changed careers (she seems unable to keep a job) and became a freelance grant writer. Her clients have included the YMCA of Greater New York, Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Rhonda is also passionate about philanthropy. She has been an avid volunteer for many nonprofit organizations, including serving as a board member in several cases. A partial list of her favorite causes includes the Museum at Eldridge Street, The Valerie Fund, Flashes of Hope, Jed Foundation, Partners for Women and Justice, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As a lymphoma survivor, Rhonda participates in endurance events that raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She has completed five half marathons and many shorter races. She successfully completed the NYC Marathon in November 2014.
Rhonda's newest venture is a blog. The blog's focus is topics of interest for people with grown children and elderly parents -- the "sandwich generation." You can read her blog at www.thetarnishedyears.com.
Fair Lawn High School
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Pet Info: Bialy
Bialy has sat patiently next to the dinner table every night for over 16 years, hoping we will feed her table food. She has some trouble walking and hearing, but she still loves playing with her dog buddies.