Born and raised in East Cleveland, Ohio, Carly fell in love with the nonprofit sector as an undergraduate freshman. Inspired by her challenging experience as she transitioned from high school to college, she sought to support younger students who would face similar situations as they began matriculation. That journey led her to passionately leading, studying, and supporting nonprofit organizations for the past ten years.
In all areas of her career, she has been notorious for influencing optimal levels of success and impact through transformational leadership. Prior to joining Propeller, she served in various roles at a federally qualified health center in Cleveland, Ohio, where she led the organization’s community engagement efforts, development, external affairs, and marketing. Carly also had the pleasure of serving as the fourth Executive Director of Trinity Community Center in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Howard University with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. She also earned her Master of Education degree from Cleveland State University with a concentration in Community Health Promotion and her Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree from Case Western Reserve University.