Lisette Nieves was nominated to the AmeriCorps Board of Directors by President Biden in September 2021 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in July 2022.
Nieves is president of the Fund for the City of New York, charged with developing and helping to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond. Nieves is also a distinguished clinical professor at the New York University. She oversees doctoral students and supports change and innovation research initiatives in the doctoral program Leadership and Innovation, which she co-founded.
Nieves is an experienced social entrepreneur and public sector leader through her prior work with Lingo Ventures, a company she co-founded focused on growth, talent recruitment and retention, and change management. Nieves also served as the Belle Zeller distinguished visiting professor in public policy at the City University of New York at the Brooklyn College. Nieves was the founding executive director of Year Up NY, an innovative workforce development program. She began her career serving full-time in New York as a City Volunteer Corps member before she attended the Brooklyn College. She was a proud team member of the AmeriCorps launch under the Clinton Administration.
Nieves earned a BA from Brooklyn College, a BA and MA from the University of Oxford, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a doctorate with distinction in higher education management at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Truman Scholar, Rhodes Scholar, Aspen Pahara Fellow, and a 2020 Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellow.