Nancy Roob is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
Before becoming president in 2005, she was the Foundation’s vice president and chief operating officer. Her duties included overseeing the team responsible for identifying and recommending major multi-year investments in high-performing youth-serving organizations across the United States.
Before that, Roob played a key role in helping develop and implement the Foundation’s current grantmaking strategy, which seeks to improve the life prospects of young people from low-income backgrounds by helping organizations that work with these youth improve and expand their services.
During her early years at the Foundation, Roob developed its Program for New York Neighborhoods, which launched community-building and neighborhood-stabilization projects in the South Bronx and Central Harlem.
Before joining the Foundation in 1994, Roob worked for the Boston Persistent Poverty Project, a program of the Rockefeller and Boston foundations; the Fund for the Homeless, a project of the Boston Foundation; and the Child Care Resource and Referral Center, also in Boston.
Roob is a graduate and trustee of Hamilton College, and holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.