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Dianne Morales is the executive director and chief executive officer of Phipps Neighborhoods. She is responsible for the overall fiscal and program management of this multi-service agency helping children, youth and families overcome poverty. An expert in education, workforce, and youth development issues, Dianne has a wealth of experience in program development and nonprofit management. Prior to joining Phipps Neighborhoods, Dianne served as executive director of The Door, one of NYC's premier youth development organizations, where she increased enrollment from 7,000 to over 11,000 at-risk young people accessing services. She has spent over 20 years in program start-up, including the initial implementation of the NYC Department of Education's Office of Youth Development and School-Community Services, the launching of The Teaching Commission, and the development of Jumpstart, a national early childhood nonprofit organization. Dianne is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors for JobsFirstNYC and the Human Services Council. In the summer of 2014, she was appointed to serve on the New York City Community Schools Advisory Board to advise on the implementation of the Community Schools Initiative. Dianne has been recognized as a Hispanic Lifestyle 2015 Latina of Influence for her positive impact in terms of professional accomplishments and inspiration in our communities. Dianne is a native of Brooklyn, NY. She has earned graduate degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University, as well as a bachelors in psychology from the State University of New York in Stony Brook. She is a Fellow of the 16th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.