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Cynthia Vance

Cynthia King Vance is an experienced management consultant and executive who works primarily with nonprofit and public sector organizations tackling strategy, change management, and organizational effectiveness. She has specific expertise in education, healthcare, and media.

Cynthia has been involved in many initiatives to strengthen urban public education. She led projects as part of the original “Children First” team for the NYC Department of Education (2002-04), oversaw a 2011 transition for Newark Public Schools, and, currently, advises Hunter College on student success initiatives and raising graduation rates.

From 1992 to 1999, Cynthia lived in London where she helped launch and manage the cable and satellite channels UK Gold and UK Living as CFO and Commercial Director. She also served as a founding non-executive director of the Chelsea and Westminster Trust (a National Health Service Hospital). Cynthia was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and an investment banking analyst with Kidder Peabody.

Cynthia serves on several boards, with a commitment to equal opportunity and empowerment through knowledge. Cynthia chairs New York Public Radio’s (WNYC, WQXR) board, is a trustee of the Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, and former chair of SCO Family of Services. She serves on advisory boards for NewSchools Venture Fund, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She is a graduate of Princeton University, with a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and of the Harvard Business School. She lives in New York with her husband and has three children.