April M Yi

Current Position: 
RAY Partnerships Manager
Current Organization: 
Environmental Leadership Program

April (she/her/hers) has recently joined the team as the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Partnerships Manager. In this role, she supports hosting and non-hosting organizations as well as ELP retreats. April brings 19 years of experience in business development, fundraising, and nonprofit management to ELP.  

As a nonprofit executive at regional and national organizations she has partnered with numerous academic, environmental, and youth-centered organizations on the design and implementation of business strategies and funding models that support sustainability and support healthy growth.

Working collaboratively with large and small teams she has developed and led projects from start-up, full implementation, to scale-up. As an enterprise leader April has developed and cultivated staff, created and implemented development strategies, designed and analyzed SWOT research, formulated a competitive market analysis and evaluated outcomes to determine the next steps.

April has a deep passion for social impact work that directly affects marginalized communities and engages stakeholders in a meaningful stewardship that leads to long-term impact and partnership.

April is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University. She earned a Masters from Johns Hopkins University in 2002 and is an ELP alumnus, 2013.