About Betsy Loughran

Betsy Loughran offers an unusual set of skills and experience to nonprofit organizations. Most important, she is a practitioner, having served for 25 years in a number of senior management positions at the Center for Human Development.For the last 11 years before her 2005 retirement she was President/CEO. CHD is a large, multi-service human service agency. In 2005, it had 45 separate programs and a large affiliate. The agency served 16,000 people with 1,700 staff and a total budget of $55 million.

In that role Betsy had a leadership responsibility for many of the services she now offers as a consultant and trainer. She led the strategic planning and resultant change processes; she supervised senior staff and was responsible for developing a very effective Board of Directors. She saw the agency through a number of acquisitions and affiliations. She led numerous statewide advocacy efforts on behalf of the agency's clients and staff.

In addition she has academic training in the field of change management. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her M. Ed. from the University of Montana, and her Ed. D. from the University of Massachusetts. Her dissertation title was Collaboration in Work Settings. She has several publications on interagency collaborations as well as on such topics as democratic management. Over the years, she has consulted to a number of agencies, served on the boards of many others, provided supervisory training through the agency’s Training Institute, and taught at various area colleges and universities. In addition she has a wide network of associates who can be tapped to meet the needs of any organization.

Betsy’s life work has been dedicated to the nonprofits that serve our communities. She brings a unique blend of experience and academic training to that work.

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