Nancy Hopkins
Director of Programs
434-200-8822
nhopkins@presidentialprecinct.org

Nancy Hopkins is Director of Programs at the Presidential Precinct. Nancy develops, implements, and evaluates programs that bring emerging leaders together to engage in dialogue, exchange ideas, collaborate, and access professional development opportunities that help them address critical problems in their communities and countries.

Nancy has over two decades of experience in international development and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the Precinct she ran her own Charlottesville-based consulting practice, providing program development, evaluation, fundraising, and research services to several leading international nonprofit organizations. In this capacity she completed short-term assignments in Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and South Korea. Before moving to Charlottesville, Nancy worked for The Asia Foundation as Director of Program Planning and Assessment in the Foundation’s San Francisco headquarters. For five years she served as Deputy Representative and then Representative in the Foundation’s Cambodia office in Phnom Penh, where she managed a staff of 40 and directed a program focused on promoting good governance, human rights and rule of law, women’s empowerment, and economic reform.

Earlier in her career, Nancy worked as Special Assistant to the President of Oxfam America, and she spent a year in Dhaka, Bangladesh with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, supporting a dynamic group of Bangladeshi social entrepreneurs. Nancy also served as an assistant for Harvard’s Edward S. Mason Program, which enables mid-career professionals from developing countries and emerging economies to earn a Master in Public Administration degree. Nancy holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and the outdoors.