Kelly McGowan

Leadership Development
Organizational Re/Design
Mediation/Conflict done well
Participatory Decision Making

I partner with individuals and leaders who are working for social transformation  in the world as well as in their projects, groups and organizations.

Since being a student leader in the US Anti-Apartheid and Divestment Movement, I have worked for racial and economic justice at the intersection of social crisis and political will (ACT-UPHarm Reduction, HIV Prevention Justice). I have co-founded both failed as well as tested and scaled social innovations.

Presently, I serve on the board of the  Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance  and am a steward/trainer with the international learning community of the Art of Hosting/Participatory Leadership.

I earned a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a master’s degree with a focus in health policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. I also studied structural family therapy directly with the revolutionary practitioner Salvador Minuchin and harm reduction with the original US-based educator Edith Springer. I learned from my students as a teaching associate with the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.

In 2013, I completed a certification course in Permaculture Design, which I practice with friends and neighbors of the Bashakill Family Farm.

Find recommendations and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Read the latest on our collaborative blog Power & Privilege 2.0

Check out my interview with Lex Schroeder  for the New Prosperity Initiative.