Nancy Fournier, Ph.D. has over thirty years of experience in juvenile justice, youth development, the arts and social entrepreneurial issues working in nonprofit, public sector, academic and think tank settings. She has been a consultant to governmental and nonprofit organizations since 2004 focusing on Executive Coaching, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Staff Task Analysis, Senior Level Recruitment and Board Development and Training.
She and her husband relocated to New Orleans from Richmond, Virginia in 2006 immediately after the storm and resurrected a floundering hospitality business. Her focus for the last decade has been split between building the business and her consultant practice with each pursuit informing the other. In 2017, they sold the hospitality business and she has devoted her time to her consultancy and serving on community boards. Prior to moving to New Orleans she served as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Richmond, was the director of a Legislative Commission on Youth with the Virginia General Assembly and served as a principal researcher for the National Center of State Courts in Williamsburg, Virginia. She served as the Director of the Richmond Department of Justice Services as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond teaching classes on public policy decision making and municipal governmental systems. She has an undergraduate degree from Vassar College, a Master's in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Nancy Fournier, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Public Administration, 2000
University of Chicago
M.A., Social Service Administration, 1982
B.A., Liberal Arts, 1978