Reid Davis

Dr. McCarthy has had a distinguished and varied career as an executive, diplomat, educator, media producer, fundraiser, psychologist, and consultant in both the domestic and international arenas. As Senior Partner of Songmasters, McCarthy oversees its media production activities and is responsible for the development and oversight of all philanthropic programs and non-profit and community relations. Most recently she has Executive Co-Produced "Buddy Holly: Listen to Me" the acclaimed concert and PBS special and launched a separate album, "Listen To Me: Buddy Holly" on Verve Forecast.

Before joining Songmasters in 2002, she served as Director and Senior Advisor to the Head of Mission for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina (OSCE BiH) where she was responsible for implementation of media policy and reform efforts of the OSCE BiH mandated in the Dayton Peace Accords and for the coordination of the Mission's anti-corruption efforts. She also provided technical and policy consultation to OSCE Missions in Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia.

McCarthy has also made substantial contributions in education, psychology, program and fund development, and consulting to non-profits and educational institutions. As President of No Strings Consulting, Inc., she specialized in two consultative arenas to non-profits in organizational development, management and fundraising and to educational institutions in administration and in interdisciplinary curriculum development, specializing in and math, science and technology education. Her clients have included dozens of major non-profits such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Conference Board, and Community-Based Services, Inc., and more than 100 public school systems nationwide, as well as private schools and universities. McCarthy has raised over $500 million for various educational and non-profit ventures.

McCarthy has also held several not-for-profit executive positions: Executive Director of the New York Region Pathwork (NYRP), an international educational organization operating in more than 15 countries and as CEO of the Phoenicia Pathwork Center, a retreat and conference center in upstate New York; VP for Development of the Liberty Science Center, including support for full scale operations and major exhibits and the elimination of its capital construction debt; and VP for Development for the NY Urban Coalition, a leader in urban housing, education, community development, public policy and race relations with an annual budget of $22 million.

For more than a decade, she served as administrator, faculty and Board member at Bank Street College of Education and was pivotal to Bank Street's pre-eminence in educational technology. During this period, Bank Street developed many technology firsts in word processing, CD and software development, research and more, including the award winning PBS series, The Voyage of the Mimi Seasons 1 and 2. McCarthy attained the rare privilege of serving as Principal Investigator and Director of a 4-year, research, training and dissemination project funded by the National Science Foundation. She obtained a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Columbia University (1990) and is a licensed psychologist since 1993.