Director of External Affairs & Philanthropy

Ms. Nelson joined A Community of Friends in 2018 and currently serves as Director of External Affairs & Philanthropy.

Ms. Nelson directs all philanthropic, communications, and public relations for A Community of Friends. Prior to that, she was Director of External Affairs at Crystal Stairs, Inc. and managed their fund development, strategic communication and public affairs department. In the early 2000s, she also worked for two different mayors as a public policy manager on a range of issues, including homelessness.