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Odell Mays

Odell Mays

Adjunct Instructor

Odell is the founder and Principal of Mays2 Consulting LLC, a specialized management consultancy focused on working with non-profits, foundations and social enterprise ventures on strategic fiscal management and operations projects, in addition to governance and compliance issues. 

Odell has over 30 years of management experience in nonprofits and board leadership including serving as the chair and co-chair of the board of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and as treasurer of the NYC LGBTQ Community Services Center. He is currently on the board the Proteus Fund; a leading social justice and civil rights grant maker. Odell has served as a visiting faculty member for the New York Community Trust Fellows Program in conjunction with Baruch College and has conducted extensive workshops on best practices in nonprofit financial management. 

He is also an adjunct faculty instructor at Columbia University.

Odell received his B.A. from Stanford University in Psychology and his M.B.A in Finance/Taxation from New York University’s Graduate school of Business (now known as Stern School of Business).

Past Courses

Philanthropy and Fiscal Management

Gain a basic overview of nonprofit financial management, including tax-exempt status, financial statement preparation, and reporting.