Jocelyn Sargent became executive director of Hyams Foundation in August 2016. A co-founder of the Center for Social Inclusion, she has spent the bulk of her career devoted to social equity, leadership development and advocacy. Her training as a social scientist combined with her impressive experience in philanthropy management and research coalesce perfectly with the foundation’s strategic mission of impacting the racial landscape in Massachusetts and beyond.
Ms. Sargent brings a professional background in grant making, research and assessment, public policy and community development that has honed her skills as a philanthropist and social justice advocate. Her most notable work has been with the Open Society Institute in New York, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Michigan and the Hogg Foundation in Texas.