As PHI’s Project Manager, Arielle Altman oversees the planning and execution of an array of projects designed to improve job quality for workers in long-term care and improve the quality of care their clients receive. In this cross-functional role, she collaborates with PHI’s policy and workforce innovations teams to support strategic thinking, develop and monitor project planning, implementation and evaluation activities, and ensure the organization meets its impact goals. Additionally, she leads The Direct Care Worker Story Project, an effort that aims to enhance the visibility of paid caregivers and amplify their voices through interviews and original photography.
Arielle joins PHI with a breadth of experience advancing programming and targeted projects for nonprofit organizations that expand opportunity for low-income communities in New York City and nationally. Prior to PHI, she worked at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) where she launched an initiative to embed civil legal services into a range of federal grant programs that serve vulnerable populations (i.e., programs serving people facing barriers to jobs, housing and healthcare, survivors of human trafficking, people with disabilities, veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals). Towards this goal, she advocated with federal representatives and supported legal aid’s capacity to adopt best practice models for participating in federal programs, building robust community partnerships, and contributing to more holistic service delivery.
Before NLADA, Arielle earned her Master of Public Administration with honors from Baruch College as part of the National Urban Fellows class of 2015. She also previously held key positions on development teams at Uncommon Schools, The Posse Foundation, Thirteen WNET, and 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds. Arielle holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University where she minored in Women’s Studies and Art History.