Justine Porter - Director, Advisory Services
For the past decade, Justine Porter has worked with non-profit and socially-conscious organizations to build their impact through collaboration and excellent operations. In her current role as Director of Advisory Services, Justine applies her facilitation and organizational change skills to launch and guide place-based collaboratives and institutions that are working to build community wealth.
Prior to joining TDC, Justine initiated and launched a community wealth building initiative in Poughkeepsie, NY in 2016. She has also worked as the Director of Operations at New Energy Events, an events company focused on Caribbean renewable energy. Before that, she worked for a series of social enterprises in places such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Réunion, Madagascar, and France. Throughout this time, Justine has consistently spent time in middle school classrooms, teaching both French to English-speakers and English to French-speakers - setting herself up well to use facilitation as a tool to teach the languages of collaboration and community wealth building.
Justine holds an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College and dual degrees in International Relations and French Literature from the State University of New York at Geneseo. For her community wealth building work in Poughkeepsie, she is a recipient of an award of service to the City and a Hudson Valley Forty Under Forty award.