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Debra Montanino

Chief Strategy Officer

Debra Montanino is chief strategy officer at Communities In Schools. Montanino joined Communities In Schools in 2009. She successfully lead an effort to secure a highly competitive grant from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), and to leverage additional funding to meet the needs of young people in the lowest performing schools across America through an $85 million growth capital campaign.

Montanino is a seasoned nonprofit leader with over 35 years of experience. Earlier in her career, Debra served as Executive Director of the Ellington Fund, the nonprofit arm of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., and has held senior positions in other national organizations including George Washington University, Resources for the Future, and The Brookings Institution.

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