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Kenneth Shillingford

Vice President

Finance & Administration

Ken Shillingford has spent his entire career in service, spanning the public and nonprofit sectors.

He was one of the earliest staff members at Teach For America; implemented one of the earliest foster care programs for HIV+ children and their caregivers at Miracle Makers; operationalized education programs for home care workers at New York's largest healthcare union; and most recently was Director of Finance & Operations at Expeditionary Learning.

Ken's public service began with a defining position at the NYC Office of Management & Budget addressing foster care service and emergency response, and has included providing fiscal and operational leadership in the areas of economic development and city planning during years of ambitious goals and severe belt-tightening. Ken received his BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and his MPA at Columbia University.

Ken was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he currently lives with his wife and two young children. A photographer for a number of years, Ken has held exhibitions in Brooklyn and rotates new and exploratory work on his website