SENIOR DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC INITIATIVES AND EVALUATION
Deirdre Conner joined the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida in 2017 as Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation, leading program, research, and consulting planning and supervises the successful execution and evaluation of these and other member resources. She previously served as Advocacy & Communications Director for the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, overseeing the organization's advocacy, communications and teacher leadership initiatives.
Prior to her career in nonprofits, she spent nearly decade as a print journalist. As a staff writer for The Florida Times-Union, she covered a broad range of issues, including nonprofits, urban and suburban affairs, education, demographics and race relations. Before moving to Jacksonville in 2007, Deirdre was a reporter for the Naples Daily News, writing about education and child welfare. Deirdre is a native of Miami, Florida, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She lives in Jacksonville with her husband, Larry Hannan, and their son, Rowan.
Contact Deirdre for questions about programs and special initiatives, research, and consulting.