Kristin Romens directs the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia, overseeing Pew’s grantmaking and support for Philadelphia-area nonprofits that serve some of the region’s most at-risk populations: vulnerable adults; disadvantaged children, youth, and families; and the frail elderly.
Romens began her career as a human rights attorney. Before joining Pew, she was president of The Learning Agenda, a consulting firm that helps philanthropies, nonprofits, and educators across the country expand opportunities for youth in under-resourced communities. She has also served as vice president of research, innovation, and growth for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and as a consultant with the Bridgespan Group, where she developed sustainability and growth plans, performance management frameworks, and replication strategies for nonprofits.
Romens holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from Biola University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.