Chao Yang

Chao Yang

Director of Strategic Development

Started at Nexus: 2018

At Nexus:

I am the director of strategic development at Nexus Community Partners. In this role, I align and execute fund development, evaluation and communications efforts aimed at achieving community engagement and organizational sustainability efforts.


I am a catalyst of change and a leader with intense focus on impact. I believe strongly in building connection, collaboration and ownership within teams. I am especially passionate about maximizing cross-sector efforts that result in solutions that have a wide-ranging positive impact on society and find work the most meaningful when my community involvement brings tangible, long-lasting impact that helps others capitalize on opportunities and succeed. I am experienced in working with non-profit, government and corporate organizations and serve on the boards of Transcend IT and In Progress Multimedia Arts. I am interested strategy, development, and community engagement practices.


“Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.” ― Marianne Williamson, Return to Love