Jeanné Lewis is a nonprofit executive, faith-based organizer, and authority on creating empowered communities. She has dedicated her career to building bridges, closing equity gaps, creating policies that lead to strong, thriving, and self-determined cities. She is the CEO of Faith in Public Life.
As the vice president and chief engagement officer at the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy, Jeanné connected social justice organizations to the funding networks they had traditionally lacked access to so that they could increase their impact and persuade funders to improve their practice.
Prior to that, Jeanné was the Director of US Programs at Search for Common Ground, responsible for advancing bipartisan conversations and policies to address racial injustice. She’s further built support networks for military families and worked as a faith-based community organizer in Ohio and Florida. Her consulting company, I to I Consulting, specializes in conflict resolution, strategic coalition-building, and developing and implementing community-led solutions.
Jeanné resides in Washington, DC. She is a member of the DC Working Families Party, St. Augustine Catholic Parish, and SongRise, a women’s social justice a capella group. In addition, Jeanné sits on the steering committee for Community Grocery Cooperative, and is a former candidate for DC Council At-Large. Jeanné received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and holds a M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University Midwest.