Our Team

Mina Kumar

Project Leader

Mina is an expert project manager with over twenty years of experience working with social sector organizations on strategy, business planning, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, performance evaluation, and organizational learning. Mina has a passion for working with teams to build a robust culture of learning and innovation. As a consultant, Mina has worked with capacity building organizations, funders, and direct providers in youth services, K-12 education (charter schools and ISDs, parent empowerment, education reform), higher education, workforce and economic development, domestic violence, affordable housing, volunteerism, and the arts. She has worked with statewide and national funders on program strategy, including the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Houston Endowment.

In addition to her consulting, Mina has management experience, most recently as Chief Program Officer at Families Empowered, a statewide parent service non-profit reaching over 100,000 parents across Texas. The organization’s purpose is to help resource-constrained parents to understand their K-12 school options and access schools that work, for them. She is currently an instructor in Organizational Effectiveness at the Rice University Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives and at Startups for All, a purpose-driven incubator, on the Board of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and a co-founder of the Homer Seed Library. Mina lives in Austin, Texas and enjoys playing music with her family.