Radhames Nova joined Junior Achievement of Northern New England in October 2016 as President & CEO. He is responsible for the organization’s overall strategy and operations to move the mission forward.
Prior to joining Junior Achievement, Rad served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), the largest Latino professional organization in the United States, where he was responsible for overseeing some of the organization’s largest national corporate partnerships and a pilot partnership between JA and ALPFA. He was the Executive Director at the ALPFA Boston Chapter from 2011 to 2015.
From 2002 to 2006 Rad served as Director of Development at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Massachusetts, raising $1.8M annually for operations and leading the organization to a record breaking $8.5 million capital campaign to build a new facility. Prior to that, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa. Beyond the nonprofit sector, Rad has held positions in the financial services industry at Fidelity Charitable Services, SCS Financial and Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management. After five years working in the investments industry, Rad returned to his mission-driven career when he joined ALPFA in 2011.
Rad obtained his B.A. from Middlebury College and his MBA from Boston University. Rad serves as a Partner Overseer at Middlebury College and on the Advisory Council at The Lawrence Partnership. He is currently participating in the inaugural cohort of the Lawrence Leads Program, which brings together 30 cross-sector leaders to work together towards better Lawrence.
Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the United States 29 years ago and lives in Salem New Hampshire with his wife Alexandra and their three children.