Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC), which supports and strengthens the Island's nonprofits through advocacy, capacity building programs, and essential resources, is proud to announce the appointment of Diana Barrett and Eileen Nugent to its board of directors.
Diana Barrett brings a resume of nonprofit experience to her post and a keen interest in how nonprofit organizations can collaborate and work more effectively together. Diana retired from a distinguished career at Harvard University, where she taught at both the school of Public Health and Harvard Business School.
She has extensive experience working with organizations worldwide to help solve social problems related to diversity, sustainable housing, and health care. Active with a wide range of Island issues and organizations, including Vineyard House, Community Services, Sheriff's Meadow, and IGI, Diana is a founding member of MV Youth and sits on an Advisors Group at the Island Housing Trust. Diana lives in Chilmark and Florida.
Eileen Nugent cares deeply about nonprofits' role and value and how she can assist them in improving their value to their constituents and ultimately to the Vineyard. Eileen recently retired as a senior partner at the Skadden law firm in New York City. Recognized as one of the most skilled Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers globally, Eileen excels in navigating and resolving conflict-of-interest situations. Her years of experience dealing with nonprofits' financial and policy issues include her role as Vice-Chair of the Hospital Fund Board at the Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Law School. The treasurer of her community association on the Vineyard, Eileen lives in Chilmark and New York City.