Michael DeChiara


Bringing About Change in Nonprofits and Policy

I have extensive management and organizational experience and am recognized as an innovative and strategic leader. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for 35 years. In most of this work I have bridged policy making and management with community implementation. I have been involved in national, statewide and local organizations. During the course of my career I have been involved with organizations focused on the environment, public health, homelessness, food systems, and education.

I have served for over 15 years as a volunteer, local elected official. I have chaired and served on town Select Board, School Committee, Planning Board, and Energy and Climate Action Committee, in addition to various related regional and multi-town initiatives.

I have a dual Masters Degree from Tufts University’s in Public Policy and Citizen Participation Program and Urban & Environmental Policy Program with a focus on Non-Profit Management. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Government from Cornell University.

I offer:

  • Deep and broad knowledge of non-profit sector and organizational development

  • Demonstrated ability to think and implement strategically

  • Varied experience managing organizations, leading groups, multi-stakeholder initiatives

  • Sophisticated understanding of community/constituent engagement; use of effective communications

  • Tech savvy; proven innovative use of technology tools for to further organizational objectives

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