Kimberlee Schumacher is a seasoned nonprofit executive with over twenty years leading health and human service organizations in various roles including Interim Executive Director and CEO. She is passionate about building strong and equitable organizations, teams and leaders.
Kimberlee began her professional career as a management consultant working across industries, followed by eight years leading strategies and project management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Since then, she has held various leadership roles including interim ED of Jewish Federation of the North Shore, CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters and Vice President at Combined Jewish Philanthropies where she was responsible for partnering with and providing organizational effectiveness coaching to nonprofit executives and board leaders. She developed an organizational health assessment tool that has been used by over one hundred organizations.
Kimberlee brings a calming presence and collaborative leadership style to organizations facing change and transition. She has successfully led arts, educational and faith-based organizations through mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds, succession planning, strategic planning, crises response, and significant fundraising growth. In addition to her own executive and board leadership roles, Kimberlee has trained and coached hundreds of nonprofit CEOs and board leaders on how to build healthy organizations through strong strategy, finance, DEI, fundraising, governance and operations practices. Kimberlee is an adjunct professor at Brandeis University and teaches numerous graduate leadership and financial management courses.
Kimberlee proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of New England and served on the Board of FoodLink (a food rescue organization) in Arlington, MA.
Kimberlee earned her BA from Brandeis University, MA from University of Wisconsin, MBA from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing her PsyD in organizational leadership with a concentration in inclusive leadership from William James College.
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