Jena Lee Nardella

Executive Director

Private Family Foundation

Jena has just begun serving as the founding Executive Director for a philanthropic foundation of a major wealth holder in Boston. Prior to that, she led the fundraising & communications efforts for Justice Defenders, a 2017 Nonprofit. She spent 7 years as Partner for the Nonprofit Portfolio at Praxis, and served as a primary coach for 100+ Fellows from 6 cohorts. As a co-author of the Redemptive Nonprofit Playbook, Jena is a passionate advocate for a redemptive rethinking in the nonprofit sector. At the start of her career, Jena served as co-founder and Executive Director of Blood:Water, which she founded alongside the band, Jars of Clay. She and her husband, James, have two children and live in Boston.


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