Recruiting exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations.

Managing Associate 


Emily Chiswick-Patterson

Managing Associate

Emily has focused on higher education, a variety of nonprofits, and academic medicine searches since joining Isaacson, Miller in 2013, producing results for clients across a wide spectrum of arenas. Previously, Emily worked with CityBridge Foundation in Washington, DC, supporting access to early childhood education. She also served as a consultant with The Bridgespan Group, where she advised senior managers of nonprofit organizations on strategic and organizational issues. Most recently, she supported internal operations, performance management, and strategy for Education Pioneers, a human capital organization focused on urban K-12 education. Emily applies first-hand insight from her nonprofit and educational experiences to her recruiting efforts. Her work with our firm has solidified her desire to serve mission-driven organizations and increase diversity in critical leadership positions.


San Francisco


  • AB, Princeton University
  • MSt, University of Oxford