Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Our expertise comes from our ability to leverage our experience while identifying market trends which will affect the business landscape tomorrow. As the industry’s pioneer, Scion Executive Search is called on when the stakes are high. We help our clients hire executives who will succeed.



Isaac Woodrow Schild., Esq. is a founding member of Scion Staffing, Inc., and holds a Juris Doctor (J. D.) from Golden Gate Law in San Francisco and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon. He studied international law in association with George Mason Law at the University of the Netherlands Antilles, and is a prior legal Intern for the House of Representatives, Government Reform Committee during law school.

Isaac is an established executive search expert in the nonprofit and public sectors. As an active keynote speaker, local nonprofit board member, and organizational development consultant, he is a zealous nonprofit professional committed to bettering our communities and inspiring socially-conscious business practices.

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Braden Busch is a consultative nonprofit strategist and executive search expert recruiting primarily for nonprofit leadership roles throughout California and the United States. His search strategies and networks are vast and include domestic and international nonprofit candidates. He focuses on recruitment for Executive Directors, Nonprofit CEO/COO/CFOs, Development Directors, Program Executives, and Operational Leadership.

Over the past 13 years, Mr. Busch has led hundreds of searches for nonprofit organizations, foundations, higher education, the Fortune 500, and the technology industry. Braden is a passionate leader of executive search teams offering proven expertise in organizational development, nonprofit executive recruitment strategy, and offers creative modern networking approaches for his clients.

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Senior Executive Recruiter (National)

Elissa Dumiak is a specialist for executive talent searches within the national nonprofit sector. Working from Scion Executive Search’s Portland metro area office, Elissa leads competitive searches for a variety of prestigious nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions.

Elissa employs skills obtained throughout her career to establish client partnerships and provide well aligned talent solutions which meet and exceed the needs of the clients Scion Executive Search serves. Before she became involved with executive search, Elissa is a former Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and South Carolina; managing regional office, medical, and retail REIT assets. Elissa studied at the University of Charlotte and received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and PR.

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Executive Recruiter & Nonprofit Strategist

As an Executive Recruiter, Jillian works closely with organizations and candidates to ensure the right fit for every search engagement.

She has extensive experience in the fields of international development and education in diverse roles such as program management, partnerships, and operations. She has also consulted with organizations in the U.S., England, and Singapore on strategy and innovation initiatives.

Jillian has developed key personal and professional networks over a decade living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Scion, Jillian was an Executive Search Consultant at Waldron…

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Ana D'Amore, Scion Executive Search

Executive Search Consultant (Chicago/East)

Ana is an experienced Executive Recruiter for the nonprofit sector with over ten years of experience in high level search and placement. Ana has led full-cycle recruitment for Foundations, Nonprofits, Universities and Social Services, and first started recruiting for Scion in 2009. Prior to Scion Executive Search, Ana worked for Booking.com as a Global Recruiter, and California Pacific Medical Center, Monroe Personnel, and HR Solutions.

Ana is certified Teacher and Translator bilingual in English, Romanian and enjoys some proficiency in French, Italian, and Latin! Ana is an active volunteer for international nonprofits and local social services! Ana holds a B.A in English Language from the Universitatea din Oradea.

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Executive Search Consultant (East)

Born in Detroit Michigan, Debra is a nonprofit executive search expert specializing in the New York City and East Coast executive employment markets.

As a prior entrepreneur Debra began her career in social work supporting the underserved communities in Detroit Michigan. Debra exhibits a natural passion for linking nonprofit leaders with socially progressive causes.

Prior to her current executive search leadership role at Scion Executive Search, Debra was the Founder of Debra Levey & Associates an executive search firm that serviced the music, entertainment, and nonprofit sectors for over 25 years.

Known for her integrity and discretion, Debra is frequently entrusted highly confidential and sensitive searches for high profile organizations.

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