Leah joined HopeWell in 2017, bringing over 15 years of human resources experience specializing in mid-size nonprofit organizations providing guidance and leadership to senior and executive managers. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation planning, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HR strategy, learning and development, career pathing, succession planning and culture management.
Prior to joining HopeWell, Leah supported both established nonprofit organizations and corporate startups providing best practices in human resources management in their different stages of growth. Leah’s most recent position has been as the Vice President for Human Resources for YouthBuild USA. Prior to joining YouthBuild USA in 2007, Leah worked at several organizations including, Harvard University, Ethos, Center Focus International, and JaneyCo.
Leah is most proud of her ability to successfully build relationships, build systems and programs and link people strategies to business strategies.
Leah studied Human Resources Management at Northeastern University, minoring in psychology. Her ongoing studies have provided her the skillset needed to be a well-rounded and grounded HR practitioner in the nonprofit sector. She holds certifications in facilitative leadership, diversity & inclusion and human resources management and strategy.
She has an unwavering passion for people and makes it her goal to provide a platform for staff to be heard, respected and treated fairly in all matters. Leah enjoys mentoring young professional woman to help them see their own potential and realize their career goals.