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Frances is the Executive Director of Farm & Wilderness and Ninevah Foundations, sister organizations focused respectively on experiential wilderness education and increasing the ecological resiliency of and responsible recreation in Plymouth and Mt. Holly, Vermont. Prior to joining Farm & Wilderness in 2020, Frances worked as an independent consultant focused on senior leader and team effectiveness in nonprofit organizations, primarily in the education sector and philanthropic sectors.
From 2009 through early 2017, Frances was the COO and then President of Education Pioneers where she was responsible for developing the team and implementing the organization's national strategy to increase education equity in the US. Prior to that, Frances was a Senior Director at The Broad Foundation where she was responsible for the foundation's work to build leadership capacity in public education, including school systems and non-profit organizations.
Frances previously served as Executive Vice President of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a nonprofit organization and market leader in the fields of study abroad and international student exchange. Over the course of her ten years at CIEE, she served as COO of the organization's largest division, managing operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States. Prior to CIEE, Frances was the Director of North American marketing and sales for EF International Language Schools, worked as a Regional Director at Teach For America, and was a Teaching Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Frances has extensive nonprofit governance experience gained through serving the the boards of the First Religious Society, UU; the Waring School; KIPP: Massachusetts, School Leaders Network, and CSIET. She is a member of the fifth class of Aspen-Pahara Education Fellowship and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.