Executive Director, Los Angeles
Nina Revoyr is the Executive Director of Ballmer Group’s philanthropic efforts in Los Angeles County and California, which are aimed at improving economic mobility for children and families disproportionately likely to remain in poverty.
Prior to joining Ballmer Group, Nina spent two decades in the fields of child and family services and education. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Institute, Inc., which provides evidence-based mental health services, child welfare and enrichment programs, and early childhood education to over 25,000 children and families annually in Central and South Los Angeles who are affected by violence and poverty. She has also worked for SafeSpace in New York City; for Head Start in Los Angeles; and as chief of staff for the president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
Nina is the author of five novels and co-editor of a college textbook; she has been a visiting professor at Cornell University, Pomona College, Occidental College, Pitzer College, and others, and speaks frequently on issues of community, race, and history. Revoyr was born in Tokyo, Japan, lived in rural Wisconsin, and was raised in urban Los Angeles, where she still resides with her spouse and their dogs. She received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from Cornell University.
Follow Nina on Twitter: @NinaRevoyr