Beth Chandler

(she/her/hers) President & CEO

Beth Chandler joined YW Boston in November 2012, with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In August 2018, she was appointed President & CEO. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations.

Most recently Beth served as vice president at the Achievement Network, a growing national non-profit dedicated to helping urban public and charter schools close the achievement gap.

Previously, Beth served as deputy director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth. There she oversaw the organization’s programs and directed its strategic planning and monitoring efforts.  She was also manager of national business development for Neighborworks America, one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.

Beth also held stints at a corporate banking associate with Bank of America in corporate banking and began her career as a research and evaluation analyst with the Urban Institute.

 Currently, Beth serves on the Governance Board of the Boston Teachers Union School and is certified by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

A former professional basketball player, Beth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.