Elaine Chow

Chief Human Resource Officer

Elaine leads Year Up’s talent agenda, serving 800+ staff nationwide and overseeing all efforts related to attracting, developing, and retaining great talent to serve in Year Up’s work to close the Opportunity Divide.

She has served Year Up in various leadership roles since 2010.  Her contributions have included operational oversight of Year Up’s Greater Boston team, creation of the organization’s staff learning function, and initiation of a leading-edge performance management transformation.

Elaine has two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector including operational roles at the Trinity Boston Foundation, Common Good Ventures, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and Philharmonic Society of Orange County. She is passionate about using business to maximize social change and driven to help leaders ensure that their people are working efficiently, effectively, and happily.

Elaine earned her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Bates College.  She lives in Boston with her husband and two children.

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