Donte Hilliard

Director of Mission Impact, YWCA USA

Donte (D. Nebi) Hilliard has notable experience as an interdisciplinary educator, trainer, cultural worker, activist, researcher, and clergy person. He brings with him more than 10 years of educational and administrative leadership in diversity, inclusion and social justice education and training. His areas of specialty include social and racial justice movement history, community organizing, and studying the complex relationship between identity, culture, and power. He is specifically interested in the intersection of social movements, philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and public policy. In the Fall of 2015, Hilliard was admitted into the Leadership Institute of the Center for American Progress. The Leadership Institute identifies, equips, and advances a new generation of leaders from diverse backgrounds and communities to assume responsible roles in the development and implementation of progressive public policies. Currently, Hilliard serves as the director of mission impact for YWCA USA where he is charged to provide strategic thought leadership and help to build a sustainable mission impact infrastructure for the national organization. He holds a B.A. in psychology from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, an M.A. in African American studies from The Ohio State University, and an M.A. in religious studies from Chicago Theological Seminary.