Director, National Partnerships
As director of national partnerships, Bonnie Howard oversees investments and relationships with organizations that help the Casey Foundation make a bigger difference in the lives of children and families. This includes Casey’s national policy partners, a group of bipartisan organizations representing more than 50,000 elected and appointed officials, and the national civic partners, some of the largest, most influential organizations in the nonprofit sector.
After joining Casey in 2002, Howard initially worked to create access to economic opportunities for families living in tough neighborhoods. She began managing national policy partnerships in 2002 and took on civic partnerships in 2010.
Prior to Casey, Howard was a program director at Jobs for the Future, working to bring school-to-career practices to scale. Previously, she developed and implemented a school-to-career plan in the Brockton Public Schools. While starting her career as a speech and language pathologist in the Boston Public Schools, she also worked in the high-tech field. She spent ten years in marketing positions with IBM and also worked for the Houghton Mifflin Company.
Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Howard University and a master’s degree in education policy, planning and administration from Boston University.