Luisa Boyarski

Luisa Boyarski, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown University. She is involved in developing and executing the Center’s executive education and customized programs and representing the Center at Georgetown University and in the broader community.

Luisa recently published How to Lead Systems Change Work (2021), Advancing Racial Equity Within Nonprofit Organizations (2018), and edited the Center’s series on Leading in Times of Hyper Change (2020). She co-leads a racial equity working group for nonprofit leaders in the Washington, DC region.

Luisa also frequently conducts workshops and gives keynote addresses on NGO Management to international delegations, including trainings in China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Mongolia, Panama, Romania, and St. Vincent.

Prior to working at CPNL, she was the Executive Director of a D.C.-based nonprofit, working on global warming prevention with Arctic indigenous people. She currently leads a coalition of grassroots groups in Virginia, representing over 10,000 citizens.

Luisa received her Ph.D. in Comparative Government from Georgetown University, with a research focus on the role of nonprofit coalitions in public policy advocacy.

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