VP of Strategy & New Business Development
Nell originally joined the Citizen Schools staff team in 2001, as a Campus Director. In this role, Nell had the opportunity to engage in the central work of partnering with staff, volunteers, AmeriCorps Service Members, students, parents and school leaders to manager our direct service work. Her passion and interest in forging public-private partnerships lead her to subsequent roles at the Kennedy School of Government's Center for Business and Government and the Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, where she had the opportunity to develop international engagement and educational opportunities for Harvard Faculty, students, and corporate partners alike. After returning to Citizen Schools in 2011, Nell has had the opportunity to lead our work on change management, Executive leadership development and strategy.
Nell graduated with honors from Ohio University where she studied French Literature and holds a Masters Degree in Education from Boston University. In addition to her work at Citizen Schools, Nellis a member of the Associate Faculty for the Action Design Institute. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband where she is also the very proud mama and step-mama to three of the greatest kids ever.