Nelli Garton, Ph.D.,

Vice Chair
Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation

Nelli Garton, Ph.D., is Managing Partner at Keel Asset Management and Principal at the Garton Strategy Group. Nelli provides consulting services in board development, research and evaluation, program planning and assessment, policy analysis, organizational development and fundraising to foundations and non-profit organizations. Previously she was the Vice President of Strategy and Philanthropic Partnerships at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.   Nelli also helped to develop the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University and was the Senior Researcher and Lecturer there for 4 years. She currently serves on the board of the Wilson Foundation and leads their strategic initiative on family homelessness. She received a PhD and MA in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University, an MPA from Cornell University and a BA in Sociology from Colorado College.