Yohanna Briscoe, Search Consultant
Yohanna has over 15 years of leadership experience and has worked with a variety of nonprofits in the United States and internationally. Most recently she was Managing Director for a global campaigning organization leading a 50 person team through major organizational change and transformation. One of her key contributions was rebuilding the recruitment and onboarding processes to be more equitable and structured. She has also worked at a Seattle based organization focused on workers rights as Program Director and prior to that she worked in New York City with an international children’s literacy organization focused on experiential learning. There she piloted a digital literacy program for families and led operations, people operations, board relations, fundraising events and key relationships.
Yohanna loves innovating and collaboratively problem solving for meaningful impact. She believes deeply in building communities rooted in anti-oppression, dignity and belonging - with a healthy dose of humor and joy - and is passionate about social and environmental justice. She has expertise in change management and organizational transformation, strategy and planning, people leadership, learning and development, conflict transformation, and labor relations. In each of her roles, one of her favorite activities has been coaching and mentoring emerging leaders.
Yohanna holds a B.A. in Black Studies from Amherst College and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School in London.