The Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership (INML) names Yolanda Coentro President and CEO

July 7, 2016

The Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership (INML) announced today that in June of 2016 their Board of Directors approved the appointment of Yolanda Coentro as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2014 to 2016, Yolanda served as INML’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-President and CEO.

Coentro succeeds Barry Dym, who founded and led INML for nine years before retiring in June. This past year Dym and Coentro modeled a thoughtful and effective succession plan, leading together as Co-Presidents and CEOs. 

“Yolanda is a talented leader with significant experience driving organizational growth.  She brings to the role a clear vision for INML and a passion for its mission that will bring the organization to an even higher level of systemic impact.  I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with Yolanda in this endeavor,” said Mark Rosen, Chair of the Board of Directors. 

Recently, Coentro led the launch of INML’s multi-state expansion, adding a third site in Providence, Rhode Island, that graduated the first class this past June. 

In addition, under Coentro’s leadership, INML transitioned into an independent 501c3 and, with Dym, secured a partnership with Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. As INML enters its 10th year of operation, it will have trained over 700 nonprofit leaders affiliated with more than 400 nonprofits. INML offers programs in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. 

Most recently Coentro was the Chief Operating Officer of Horizons for Homeless Children. Earlier, she was the Vice President for Programs at YWCA in Boston and worked as the Director of The Home for Little Wanderers, Safe At Home Program, where she oversaw a rapid and successful expansion, grew the operating budget from 1 to 5 million and quadrupled staff size. 

Yolanda earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Master’s in Social Work from Boston College.