Ms. Nemes comes to LEDC with 20 years of experience in the community and economic development field. Prior to serving as the organization’s Interim Executive Director/CEO, she served as its Chief of Strategy and Development and informed its growth and programming. During her 10 years as head of the organization’s development, the organization grew three-fold in size expanding its revenues, assets, staffing, geography, and programming. Prior to joining LEDC, Ms. Nemes served as a research and evaluation consultant to governments, foundations, and nonprofits around the country and assessed the needs of marginalized communities and the programs designed to minimize the social inequities these communities face. She is well versed in program development and organizational capacity building. Ms. Nemes was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, is bilingual, and has extensive experience conducting field work with diverse racial/ethnic communities. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland College Park in Psychology and a Master of Science in Cross-Cultural Psychology from Brunel University in London, England.