The leadership team of Generation Change oversees the growth of all the organization’s efforts. We meet regularly to ensure that all of our program channels perform efficiently and to facilitate cross-functional connections.
Mission & Vision
Generation Change seeks to embolden others to be empathetic, compassionate and trusted change makers by providing education, instructional seminars, and mind-expanding experiences.
As 501c3 nonprofit, we design programs that give youth, currently young women, a place to find their voice, learn how to use it, identify their values and passions, and then couple these skills together for success.
While our primary focus is helping young minds develop, the effort put forth via cross-peer mentoring and adult instruction greatly impacts all of those working to support those participating.
Jody Adams, Executive Director
Jody Adams, as Executive Director, is responsible for all operational and strategic activities at Generation Change. Prior to working with Brooklyn Raney to start Generation Change, she has worked over the last two decades in the nonprofit sector as both a leader and impactful volunteer. Prior to those years in nonprofit work and, after earning an undergraduate business degree from the Pennsylvania State University, Jody pursued a career in New York City in investment banking. More recently, Jody earned an MS in Nonprofit Management, at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, New York, NY.
Kara Saleeby, Board Chair
Kara Saleeby has over a decade of experience with non-profits and board management. She currently works to shape domestic and global public policy by building relations and partnerships among international advocacy organizations, federal agencies, and the private sector. Kara brings her top-down effective management style to Generation Change allowing the team to grow the mission in an efficient and organic method. Kara received a Masters of Public Policy in Social and Health Policy from George Mason University, and holds a BA from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
Brook Raney, Program Director
Brooklyn Raney is an experienced teacher, coach, and administrator who has spent the last decade in independent schools. Brooklyn is a workshop facilitator, speaker, and consultant for schools, camps, and other youth-serving organizations nationally and internationally. She customizes leadership and life skills curricula for schools and organizations, facilitates professional development sessions, and assesses evaluation systems and climate surveys, as well as provides one-on-one coaching for adults on building healthy boundaries. She is also the author of One Trusted Adult: How to build strong connections and healthy boundaries with young people.
When speaking, Brooklyn encourages her audience to fit their strengths with their personalities; to live and lead by example. She empowers them to change the world. Brooklyn promotes a “follow first” approach to leadership, motivating young people, parents, educators and athletic teams to explore themselves fully while becoming positive, confident leaders who know when to step up and when to step back. Through the art of storytelling, activity, honesty, and self-reflection she builds an enjoyable and engaging environment for her audience to learn, lead, laugh and let go.
Brooklyn played hockey at Colgate University and then received her MA in Educational Theater from NYU. In her free time, she loves to hike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and travel. Nothing, however, makes her happier than working with youth, especially at Girls Leadership Camp, on Girl Captain trips, and at Boosts! She resides on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire with her husband, son, and two dogs.
Alex Steinert Evoy, Board Member
Kim Boyd Lewis, Board Member
Rev. Alex Steinert-Evoy currently works as a counselor on the Planned Parenthood sexual health and counseling hotline and at a local church soup kitchen. She recently retired from working as an educational consultant for a large firm in Boston, MA. Prior to that, she spent her educational career in New England Independent schools as a chaplain, teacher, dorm parent, coach, and college counselor. She earned her Masters in Divinity at Yale University and her BA in Religion at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Anne Clauss, Board Member
Anne R. Clauss has spent the last ten years leading non-profits in the youth and athletic sector. Prior to her current work in the Athletic Department at Swarthmore College, Anne worked as a project manager in real estate development, as a financial and real estate analyst for college endowments, and as a process engineer for Procter & Gamble. Anne earned her BSE in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton and her MBA from Harvard.
Nicole Beatty, Board Member
Kim Boyd Lewis started her career as a social worker for pregnant adolescents, which developed her keen interest in the development of women and girls. She has experience in program design and implementation, startups, social marketing, logistical support, relationship management, talent development and retention, coaching, best practices, and gender-specific programming. Kim managed a portfolio of more than ten million dollars to fund programming related to issues facing women and children along with developing programs for emerging leaders. She has worked in the Fundraising and Development sector for the past ten years most recently at Maret School. Kim has her MBA and a Masters in Social Work.
Kristy MacDonald, Board Member
Kristy M. MacDonald has spent the last 15 years in the Financial sector, with the most recent decade focusing exclusively on Financial Planning and Wealth Management. Prior to her current work as a Certified Financial Planner, she worked as an Investment Banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions sector. Kristy Earned her Bachelor of Arts form Colgate University.
Nicole Beatty specializes in operational planning, training, coaching, resource and community development and project management for non-profit and charitable organizations, social enterprises and other community-minded businesses and professional. Nicole is a Certified Fund Raising Executive who has raised over $30 million for various local and global causes. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Ottawa.