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Firelight Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Monday, July 27, 2015

NCG member the Firelight Foundation announced its new Executive Director, Nina Blackwell. She is taking over for Peter Laugharn who was recently appointed President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

With a long career facilitating social change and leading teams at the highest levels, Nina brings an important mix of passion, experience and leadership to our organization.  We are thrilled to have Nina come on board to continue the Firelight legacy of impact for those communities that are on the front lines of care for vulnerable children and youth in Africa.

Nina is a 20-year veteran of social change in all its forms. A passionate believer in human rights and the power of communities, Nina has spent her career utilizing the power of grassroots movements, politics, the legislature, corporate impact and philanthropy to achieve a meaningful impact on people’s lives.

Nina comes to the Firelight Foundation from Humanity United, a leading human rights foundation, which is part of the Omidyar Group of philanthropies. As Senior Strategic Advisor and Head of External Affairs at Humanity United, Nina led the Communications, Policy, and Partnerships teams to support and leverage the organization’s strategic work in the prevention of conflict, mass atrocities and modern slavery.

Join us in welcoming Nina to the NCG community!

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