Collene Ford


Tyrone, GA

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Collene is a Manager based in Georgia. Before joining Third Sector, Collene worked in education for over a decade with experience at the school, district, and state level, developing practical strategies that cultivate impactful investments in social change initiatives. Most of her work focused on improving fiscal and operational inefficiencies and fostering a culture of continuous improvement that prioritizes the development of sustainable systems and structures for progress monitoring and knowledge management. While at the New Jersey Department of Education, Collene collaboratively designed and delivered an outcomes-focused communication strategy that meaningfully engaged the public in developing the state education plan. Collene is committed to advancing sustainable and equitable social policies and practices that improve outcomes for low-income populations and people of color. Collene graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and an M.S. in Policy Analysis & Management from the New School.