Nancy Swanson is the Executive Director of the Linked Foundation, a private foundation committed to improving the health and economic self-reliance of women in Latin America. At Linked, she is responsible for the strategic direction and the management of the portfolio. Prior to joining Linked Foundation, Nancy worked in the private sector as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for several start-up companies and as a National Account Manager for Verizon. She was a member of the 2001-2002 class of Katherine Harvey Fellows at the Santa Barbara Foundation and a founding member of the national nonprofit organization “9-1-1 for Kids”. Nancy participated in the Courage and Renewal Academy for Leaders in 2012. Over the past five years, Nancy has been on the board of the Eleos Foundation and will serve as Board Chair in 2013.