Nadine Duplessy Kearns

Placed Leader

Nadine Duplessy Kearns

Program Director, Washington DC Community
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

May 16, 2018

Nadine Duplessy Kearns has over 20 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, management consulting, and economic development in Africa. Most recently she founded AccessED, a consulting practice serving organizations committed to preparing low-income students to graduate from college, succeed in the 21st Century economy, and transform their communities.

Prior to AccessED, she was Vice President of Operations for the National Black Child Development (NBCDI), an organization promoting strengths-based programs and policies to advance the quality of life for Black children and their families. Previously she served as Executive Director of New Community for Children, a Washington, DC community-based nonprofit providing comprehensive educational and enrichment programs. Her vision of a Washington, DC, where all families are thriving and all children can realize their full potential, is aligned with the Meyer Foundation’s aim to advance equity throughout the region.

Nadine earned a BA from Harvard College and a MA from The Fletcher School (Tufts University) which she attended with the support of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She serves on the Harvard Nominating Committee for Elected Directors and Overseers and on the National Board of Directors of uAspire, (formerly known as ACCESS), an organization leading in financial aid advising and college affordability.

A native of Haiti, she co-founded the Haitian Ladies Network, a platform for connecting and empowering women of Haitian descent.