Deirdre (she/her) brings over fifteen years of experience as a non-profit leader, Board member, and consultant. Prior to joining JPro, Deirdre held the role of Chief Strategy and Operating Officer at Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, where she had served for eleven years. Previously Deirdre served as Program Director and then Director of Operations for a children’s health foundation, as well as serving as a consultant to a variety of non-profits on organizational development and strategy. She has held an array of leadership positions on nonprofit Boards, focusing on strategic planning and the establishment of best practices. She holds a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Race and Ethnic Relations, both from Clark University, and is a graduate of Project Accelerate’s Cohort III as well as UpStart’s Change Accelerator cohort. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, their two young children, one dog and three koi fish.