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Phipps Neighborhoods


Dianne Morales is the former executive director and chief executive officer of Phipps Neighborhoods, a multi-service agency helping children, youth and families overcome poverty through education and career programming.

An expert in education and workforce programs and policy, Dianne has a wealth of experience in leadership and innovation. Prior to joining Phipps Neighborhoods, Dianne served as executive director of The Door, a premier NYC youth organization, where she grew the organization by over fifty percent in less than five years. She has spent over 20 years in program start-up, including the initial implementation of the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Youth Development and School-Community Services under the Bloomberg Administration, the launching of The Teaching Commission, and the development of Jumpstart, a national early childhood nonprofit organization.

Dianne is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors for the Human Services Council and serves on Mayor de Blasio’s NYC Community Schools Advisory Board. She has been recognized by The Network for Social Management for exemplary performance for the public good, and by the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as an exceptional Hispanic woman contributing to the Hispanic Community and protecting the public interest. She has also been recognized as a Hispanic Lifestyle Latina of Influence for her positive impact in communities.

Dianne is a native of Brooklyn, NY. She has earned graduate degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University, as well as a bachelor’s in psychology from the State University of New York in StonyBrook.

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