Director of Thought Leadership
Nanci obtained a Masters of Arts Degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. and a Masters of Arts Degree in Religions and Theology from the University of Manchester, UK. Most recently, she received an MPhil in Politics from the University of Manchester, UK where she interviewed individuals working for nongovernment organizations engaged in peacebuilding and conflict transformation in the Israeli/Palestine conflict. Her undergraduate degree is in history.
Nanci is also a published author. She is currently writing a book about ethics for leaders in all three sectors, public, private and humanitarian about how to promote the flourishing of all human beings irrespective of their cultural and religious differences.
Additionally she brings extensive humanitarian and missions experience to Thrive, having worked in the sector for more than 15 years. She worked cross-culturally in more than 70 countries in six continents for the INGO, YWAM.
She has expertise in ethics, human rights, peacebuilding and reconciliation, religious literacy (training people to discern ethical and unethical forms of religion) human rights advocacy, and cross-cultural communications. She is a strategist and has trained others in research, strategic thinking and business development geared towards holistic and systematic change at the international, national and grassroots levels.,
She is the chair for the Luton All Women’s Centre and serves as a Trustee for CHUMS, a mental health and wellbeing service for Children. In her leisure time, Nanci loves to read fiction, walk and spend time with friends and family.
“I love translating cutting edge academic research into practical models that have a positive impact in people’s’ everyday lives and then feeding the measurable outcomes from those models back into shaping new academic theories. Therefore, I am very excited about working with the highly expert Thrive team to develop innovative and creative services which better facilitate the flourishing—body, mind and spirit—of the individuals and organizations whom we serve.”