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Community Strategy and Innovation
Years of Experience
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Direct Hire (full time)
Missions of Interest
Poverty & Homelessness
Affected by Layoffs
AmeriHealth Caritas
Affected by Layoffs
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Community Strategy and Innovation
Natalie Francis is a creative leader and strategist with a profound dedication to community development, social justice, and a strong footprint in the entertainment and music industry. She brings over 15 years of experience in disability justice and grassroots advocacy, focusing on poverty alleviation, health equity and serving people in historically excluded communities. Natalie holds a BA in Communications from Temple University and a Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health Coaching from West Chester University, alongside a diploma in Personal Training from NPTI. Her educational background is complemented by her diverse professional pursuits, especially in the realms of health and wellbeing. Her passion for the creative arts extends significantly into the entertainment and music industry. Natalie has been deeply involved in artist development and artist management. She has consulted with prominent organizations like Afropunk, Comcast, and Tidal, offering her expertise in various capacities and contributing to a variety of creative projects. In addition to her contributions in the arts and health sectors, Natalie has a robust background in investor relations, having served as an Analyst at Atwater Capital. Reporting directly to founder and Managing Partner, Vania Schlogel, she played a pivotal role in the early growth stages of this private equity investment firm that specializes in the media and entertainment sectors. Natalie is also a co-owner, partner, and investor in Donut'ste Doughnuts, a viral, Black-owned, small batch, artisan plant-based donut business. Praised as "the best donut in central Florida" by prominent food blogger Christina Petsos, her involvement underscores her love for entrepreneurship. Based in Philadelphia, Natalie's work and interests reflect her vibrant and multifaceted personality. Born to Jamaican parents in Canada, she coined the term "JaCadian," though sadly, it has not caught on. :(
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