Allison Sesso has served since 2014 as the executive director of the Human Services Council of New York, an association of 170 nonprofits delivering 90 percent of human services in New York City. Under her leadership HSC has pioneered the development of nationally recognized tools designed to illuminate risks associated with government contracts. In 2017, she led a citywide campaign that successfully pushed for investments in contracts totaling more than $300 million to address the nonprofit fiscal crisis.
Sesso's past professional experiences include working at a prominent investment bank, at the New York Public Interest Research Group, and as the coordinator of a program for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. She holds a master of public administration degree from the City University of New York/Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.