Lucy Martinez Sullivan
Phyllis Costanza was appointed CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation in June 2011. Prior to this, she was Director of Leverage at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), a UK-based non-profit philanthropic organization focused on improving the lives of children living in poverty in developing countries. She also served as a CIFF board member for eight years.
Prior to CIFF, Ms Costanza worked for 10 years as a management consultant advising clients in both health care and non-profit arenas. She also worked in the public sector as the Manhattan Representative for New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, advising on policy and politics in Manhattan.
Ms Costanza received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Miami University (Ohio).