Two seasoned Boston-area nonprofit leaders, Sylvia Saavedra-Keber and Elaine Ng, join the staff of Third Sector New England this month. Our programs continue to expand regionally and across the country, the experience that Sylvia and Elaine bring to TSNE will enhance our capacity to serve our constituents.
Sylvia Saavedra-Keber will take over as Practice Leader for the Consulting and Executive Transitions Programs. Formerly a Senior Associate for Community Capacity Building with Community Training and Assistance Center, Sylvia brings decades of experience to TSNE. She served for over thirteen years as the executive director of a Latino organization in the Greater Boston area which focuses on the cultural, social, economic and educational development of Latinos affected by poverty. Her areas of expertise include community building, community organizing, and educating and mobilizing communities of color. She has taken leadership roles in community efforts that have been successful in the areas of immigrant voting rights, housing, accessibility to education, equal employment opportunity, and quality health care, including accessibility to interpretation and translation services. A community trainer and mediator, Sylvia is a member of the Community Dispute Settlement Center of Cambridge and is a member of the Atrius Health advisory board. Sylvia was the Assistant Director of the Immigrant Unit at the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, and also served for many years as the Equal Employment Opportunity Director for the Massachusetts Department of Employment and Training.
Elaine Ng will lead TSNE’s work to upgrade our operations infrastructure. As Interim Director of Operations, Elaine brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and education sectors. Most recently the Strategic Planning Director for Special Education for the Boston Public Schools, and formerly executive director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Elaine holds a passion and commitment for organizations that shift the paradigm of equity and access. She remains active in direct service organizations as a volunteer and board member. Elaine has been recognized for her work over the years through numerous awards and honors, including a Barr Fellowship. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s in English and Asian American Studies from UMass Boston.
Welcome Sylvia and Elaine.