Kim L. Mitchell, Chair
Vice President, Program Development & Operations, NPower
Kim Mitchell, VP of Program Development and Operations is responsible for leading NPower’s programmatic direction and strategic growth agenda for impact and expansion. This includes managing the regional locations across the country and supporting the Executive Directors to achieve best-in-class outcomes; drive operational excellence and lead the creation and refinement of systems, processes & practices for recruitment, curriculum development, facilitation and training, professional development, placement and governance. Kim is a seasoned professional with decades of leadership experience in Philanthropy, Human Resources, Consulting, and Diversity and Inclusion while at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Xerox Corporation. As the former Northeast Region Executive for JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Kim led philanthropic, civic and employee engagement activities and managed a social investment portfolio of over $40 million in grants and strategic sponsorships. Given this unique blend of experience, Kim is recognized for her expertise and proven record in leading high profile projects, building and leading high performing teams and advising senior business and community leaders on integrating organizational assets to achieve business and community outcomes. Her work in corporate diversity has been a valuable asset in service to the nonprofit sector. As a funder and thought partner Kim has worked with organizations fighting housing, education and economic inequity to help identify solutions at the organizational, policy and systems level. Kim served on the Board of Directors for Inroads Tampa Bay and was a National Board Council Representative from 2003 – 2006. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Hillsborough County Workforce Board and was an active member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee, where in 2003 she served as Chair. An emerging champion for early childhood education, Kim was recently featured in Winning Beginning NY’s “It's Our Business” and “What is Quality Stars NY” videos to help make the case for businesses to invest in early childhood education. A graduate of Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies, Kim enjoys building and working with teams that have a “thirst to learn, compulsion to share, and a bias for action” (Jack Welch).