Brianna Forde Director of Nonprofit Leadership

Brianna Forde

Director of  Nonprofit Leadership, Lewis Family Foundation

As the Director of Nonprofit Leadership, Brianna leads the Strong Leaders Program, working with community leaders to provide access to quality coaching and training program opportunities. These programs help build more effective teams, leaders, and organizations, leading stronger communities and successful youth. Brianna’s prior professional work experience focused on addressing issues of social justice as well as closing the economic and academic achievement gaps for students in the Greater Boston area.  From helping to lead Boston’s first high school women’s state championship basketball team, Brianna went on to join UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program. During her time at the Boston foundation, she provided on-site training opportunities, grants and seed funding for out-of-school time programs. Brianna also served as the Director of Programs and Community Partnerships at The BASE- leading key initiatives and events to support Boston Public School students with programming focused on increasing high school retention, college access and degree completion.