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Nadine Duplessy Kearns

Nadine Duplessy Kearns

Director, DC Partnerships & Strategy, Meyer Foundation

Nadine Duplessy Kearns is the District of Columbia program director at the Meyer Foundation. She has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, management consulting, and economic development in Africa. Most recently, she founded AccessED, a consulting practice serving organizations committed to preparing low-income students to graduate from college, succeed in the 21st Century economy, and transform their communities. 

Prior to AccessED, she was vice president of operations for the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), an organization promoting strengths-based programs and policies to advance the quality of life for black children and their families. Previously, she served as executive director of New Community for Children, a Washington, DC community-based nonprofit providing comprehensive educational enrichment programs. She is committed to addressing systemic racism and inequality in communities she serves and in the social sector. 

Nadine earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard College and her master's degree from The Fletcher School (Tufts University), which she attended with support from the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. A native of Haiti, she co-founded the Haitian Ladies Network, a platform for connecting and empowering women of Haitian descent. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two sons.