Colette Novak

Colette Novak

Senior Development Manager

Meet Colette

Colette joined YSC in 2015 as an Events Associate in the YSC Atlanta office, and she is now the Senior Development Manager overseeing YSC's peer to peer fundraising and individual giving programs, and development operations.

She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and standard poodle.

Colette has ten years of experience in nonprofit management and event planning, beginning her career at fine arts organizations (choirs and orchestras) in Boston, MA. She received a Bachelor of Musical Arts (she plays the oboe) with an Emphasis in Business from DePauw University.


Colette relocated to Atlanta from Boston this fall, and is excited to make the transition into healthcare at YSC. She is inspired by YSC's passion and dedication to the organization's mission of positive impact and empowerment - a similar kind of passion that originally drew her to the arts. She received a Bachelor of Musical Arts with an Emphasis in Business from DePauw University, and enjoys hiking, rowing and playing the oboe in her free time.

Did You Know?

My favorite thing to do to relax…

sitting outside with a good book.

Something many people don’t know about me…

I love rowing and wish Atlanta had more water so I could still be on a crew team!