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Mimi Corcoran

President & CEO

Mimi Corcoran is the president and CEO of NCLD, leading the organization’s strategic initiatives to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 Americans nationwide with learning and attention issues. She has built a reputation as an innovator and change leader in the education sector, serving in a variety of capacities throughout her career.

Most recently, she served as vice president of talent development at New Visions for Public Schools, where she was responsible for overseeing the human capital development portfolio, which includes its teacher and leadership preparation programs and micro-certification. As president and CEO of ANDRUS, she worked to transform outcomes for children and families struggling with mental illness. Corcoran served as director of a $170 million Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, where she partnered with the White House, federal, state and local governments, foundations, and community-based organizations, identifying strategies to alleviate poverty through the support of scalable and sustainable programs in education, workforce development, and benefits access.

In her previous role at Open Society, Corcoran served as the director of special projects, overseeing the foundation’s $500 million global budget, while also providing strategic operational support to foundations worldwide. She was instrumental in the development and launch of the After-School Corporation. Her extensive leadership experience includes her work as a partner with Hudson Heights, LLC, and eight years as executive director of the Beginning with Children Foundation, where she played a key role in education reform in New York.

Corcoran has been a speaker and panelist at the Harvard Business School – Women in Business, Harvard Kennedy School, Social Impact Exchange, American Public Human Services Association, National Healthy Homes Conference, Council on Foundations, and Ascend at The Aspen Institute. She received her B.A. in English from Yale University and a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University.

 

 

 

 

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