Ms. Nicky Grist, CFE Fund, Principal
Bio: Lisa-Nicolle (Nicky) Grist joined the CFE Fund in May 2014. Her portfolio includes designing and conducting program evaluations, and coordinating program-related research. She also manages the CFE Fund's finances. Prior to joining the CFE Fund, Nicky served as Senior Director of Evaluation for the National Urban League, where she evaluated college readiness and entrepreneurship programs and built evaluation capacity among program officers and sub-grantees. Before that, she was a nonprofit executive director for 14 years: first of a community-based housing counseling agency; then of a national social policy advocacy organization. She developed an emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence, and launched a comprehensive community revitalization program. Nicky has a BA from Yale College, a Masters in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, and an Executive Certificate from Harvard's Kennedy School.