Gayle Northrop is a Lecturer and Faculty Advisor at Anderson and the President of Northrop Nonprofit Consulting, a firm specializing in strategic planning, organizational development and leadership development for nonprofits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide. At Anderson, she teaches strategic planning and board governance for nonprofits and is a faculty advisor in the full-time MBA field study program where she focuses on international nonprofit projects. Ms. Northrop is also Adjunct Faculty at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Associate Director of Johnson & Johnsons Partnership for Management Development, a management training program helping to accelerate the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV in Africa.

Northrop Nonprofit Consulting has worked with many of Southern Californias most prestigious nonprofits, helping to strengthen their internal systems, improve service delivery, and more effectively identify and communicate the impact of their work. In addition, Ms. Northrop has helped design, evaluate and expand some of the UCLA Johnson & Johnson management development programs, including the Head Start Management Fellows Program, Health Care Executive Program, and Management Development Institute for African Health Care Leaders. Ms. Northrop is also currently serving as faculty in a team-based training institute for community health clinics, Building Clinic Capacity for Quality (BCCQ), where she teaches on the topics of leading and managing change, organizational culture and effective communications.

Prior to starting her consulting business in 2001, Ms. Northrop was a strategy and organizational effectiveness consultant with the Warner Group (now Gartner Group) before joining ViewSonic Corporation, a billion dollar technology company. At ViewSonic, she played leadership roles in global strategic planning, corporate development, executive recruiting, and human resources/organizational development.

Ms. Northrop currently serves on the Advisory Board of the UCLA Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program and on the Board of Directors of United Friends of the Children. She is a former Board President of the Child Educational Center and founding Board member of Clothes the Deal.