Kerrien Rollins Suarez
Kerrien advises ProInspire on strategic planning and is leading the organization’s bold goal process. Kerrien was previously a Senior Consultant at Community Wealth Partners, where she led client relationships and engagements, facilitated diverse leadership teams in bold decision making, and contributed to overall strategic firm initiatives. Kerrien has worked extensively in education, and has experience taking innovative program models, in both the charter and public school context, to scale regionally and nationally. Kerrien also has expertise in leading senior executives and managers through strategic planning, business case analysis and change management initiatives. In addition to the United Nations and World Bank, she has consulted at The Advisory Board, Bain & Company and AT Kearney, where she supported clients in achieving strategic and operational improvements. While at Twentieth Century Fox and Viacom, Kerrien managed the launch of products on iTunes and other digital platforms. Most recently, she supported implementation of a $15M national charter management pilot for EdisonLearning, and secured national accreditation for taking the Communities In Schools drop-out prevention model to scale in District of Columbia public schools. Kerrien has an AB in Psychology from Harvard College, and a MSc in Management, Organisations and Governance from the London School of Economics.
Senior Program Manager
Andrew Plumley comes to ProInspire with experience in sustainability, strategy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting in both the social and private sectors. He has also worked in education, where he’s advised on diversity and inclusion strategy at higher ed. institutions, as well as provided access and success programming for Pell eligible, students of color. Andrew is a “We All Belong” program board member for the Community Economic Development Office, as well as served as a city council appointed Police Commissioner in the state of Vermont.
Andrew has a BA from Middlebury College, and received an MBA with a focus in social and environmental sustainability from the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business. In his role as Senior Program Manager, Andrew manages the launch of Equity in the Center, which is a field wide initiative to influence leaders to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to create a more diverse and equitable social sector.
Learn more about Andrew in our occasional blog series, The Backstory.
Monisha is the Founder and CEO of ProInspire, a nonprofit that develops leaders at all levels for organizations addressing the world’s greatest challenges. Through fellowships, leadership development, and research, ProInspire works to ensure that social sector organizations have high performing leaders to achieve impact. Founded in 2009 and based in Washington, D.C., ProInspire runs programs in six cities across the United States. ProInspire partners include Accion, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Giving, Kiva, Kresge Foundation, National 4-H Council, Share Our Strength, Tipping Point Community, and Year Up, among others. ProInspire is a co-founder of Equity in the Center and the Impact Fellowships Summit. The Chronicle of Philanthropy named ProInspire one of 7 Nonprofits to Watch in 2015.
Monisha previously worked for Capital One, Accion, CARE, and Arthur Andersen. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she received the Dean’s Award, and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Monisha is a Board Member of the National Human Services Assembly and Chairs the Board of AchieveMission. Monisha has written about Millennials, nonprofit leadership, and diversity, inclusion, and equity in Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Huffington Post, Next Billion, and other publications. She teaches a human capital course as part of the Georgetown Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate program. Monisha has been recognized as Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40, HBS Leadership Fellow, American Express NGen Fellow, and America's Leaders of Change.