Jeff Wiseman is the Development Director for the Center for Medicare Advocacy. He joined the Center in 2020 as a creative and dedicated leader who knows how to empower grassroots community participation and raise money for non-profits. Jeff works closely with the Executive Director, Operations Director, and Communication Director to plan and coordinate all aspects of revenue development for the Center. Jeff was trained and mentored by one of the most accomplished fundraising campaign managers in the performing arts industry and has worked in development and marketing for some of New York City’s most illustrious organizations including The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park, Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Metropolitan Opera.
Outside of fundraising, Jeff has leadership experience as an environmentalist in the private sector, having spent several years as General Manager of Tri-State Biodiesel, an alternative fuel company that led an annual clean air initiative to replace 20 million gallons of petro-based diesel with clean biodiesel fuel, made from the recycled cooking oil from over 5,000 clients annually, including MetLife Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Barclays Center, Luna Park, and Grand Central Terminal.
As an artist, Jeff has worked as a writer, director, and actor on numerous theatre productions over the years appearing in over 30 cities in 11 countries, including projects with NYC’s Ping Chong & Company, and Big Art Group. Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University Honors College upon completion of his thesis project, Making Performance from Personal Narrative with Ping Chong, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre studies.