Director of OperationsOffice: Boston Year: 2011
Joanna Vanden is the Director of Operations where she oversees all day-to-day operations of the firm including budget and financial management, human resources, organization development, and general office management. Joanna plays a key role in executing business priorities in support of the organization’s goals. Prior to joining Social Finance, she was Director of Operations for the homeless services agency, HomeStart, Inc., and worked in fundraising for prisoner reentry services. In addition to her work at Social Finance, Joanna serves on the Board of Directors for Food For Free, a Cambridge-based nonprofit working to alleviate hunger in Greater Boston. Joanna graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a B.A. in history, and holds an M.B.A. with high honors from Boston University.