Vice President of Operations and Culture
Started at Nexus: 2017
As the Vice President of Operations and Culture, I provide strategic planning, alignment, and oversight of the organization’s administrative functions and staff, including communications, facilities, fundraising, and IT. At the core of my work is ensuring these areas making up the organization’s internal infrastructure align with our vision, mission, and programs. I do this by designing and maintaining systems in such a way that the systems reflect Nexus values and center the people most impacted by them.
Chalonne has a love for solving complex challenges and puzzles.
Using skills she gained from her lived experience combined with those from her background in community engagement, leadership development, systems-change, human resources, and finance, Chalonne works hard in her role to center people and culture while building organizational systems in the midst of heavy change and growth. Prior to her current role, Chalonne worked across sectors as a consultant for nonprofits, political coalitions, and other agencies and as a program manager for new and emerging community-centered programs. In 2017, she turned her focus to the internal functions of organizations; using her experience as an organizational development consultant, she took on operational roles within Nexus’ in the Finance and HR & Organizational Culture department until stepping into her current role as the VP of Operations in Culture.
As an undergraduate, Chalonne studied Spanish and Anthropology at the University of MN, Twin Cities. She delights in figuring out the many ways in which the world operates. In her free time, you can find her relaxing with a book of logic puzzles and cryptograms or rhetorically asking herself why her children have so much energy.