Shena Ashley

Shena Ashley, is a vice president at the Urban Institute where she leads the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Ashley has extensive experience working to advise foundation teams on strategy development, performance measurement, and evaluation. She is currently serving in a strategy and evaluation advisory role to teams at the Kresge Foundation, Citi Foundation, and the Group Health Foundation. Dr. Ashley has led the expansion of the Center’s policy research and programmatic initiatives through visionary leadership and strong financial management, while maintaining an active portfolio of rigorous academic scholarship.