Director of Programming

Leeanne G-Bowley (pronouns: she/her), Village Preservation’s Director of Programming, brings to the organization her experience across a 15-year career that emphasizes community, culture, learning, and equity. She has created impactful events, workshops, and cohort programs here in New York City and around the world. Through a career spanning work with organizations such as Foundation Center (now Candid), and most recently the EdTech company 2U, Leeanne has traveled broadly, improving education, community leadership, and civic engagement. She is a skilled facilitator and coach who has worked with thousands of nonprofit, small-business, and corporate leaders, helping them to build stronger organizations, develop more equitable practices, and deepen their impact for the communities they serve. Leeanne was born and raised in Upstate New York, but knew from her first New York City cab ride as a toddler that she was meant to live in the five boroughs. She came to school at St. John’s University in Queens, where she earned her Bachelors in Government and Politics, as well as her Masters in Educational Administration and Instructional Leadership.

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