Judy Millesen, PhD

Senior Nonprofit Administration, Strategy and Capacity Building Consultant

Dr. Judy Millesen, she/her/hers, identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. She joined Board Veritas from the College of Charleston after serving as the MPA Director from 2018 through 2021. Her career in academia, research and consulting has focused on strengthening the link between theory and practice within the nonprofit administration and capacity building sectors, with special interests in board governance and community philanthropy.

Judy was the Founding Director of the Regional Nonprofit Alliance in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. The Alliance works to strengthen nonprofit organizations in rural Appalachia by providing online resources, affordable workshops, and hands-on help.

A native of Atlantic City, NJ, and a first-generation college student, she completed her BS in Business at Richard Stockton University. Upon graduation she worked for ten years as a nonprofit fundraising professional, both at the local community level and for a State College. She obtained her MPA at the University of Hartford, and her PhD at the University of Albany. Judy spent the first 18 years of her academic career at Ohio University. Some of her most cherished experiences from Ohio University include serving as the MPA Director; traveling to Indonesia with a team of faculty interested in developing international NGO experiences for students; and serving as a faculty facilitator for the State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Connect Camps in seven different African countries.

When not at work, she enjoys traveling with family, visiting Ben & Amy, or being outside working in the yard, walking her dogs (Mike & Callie), playing softball, or training for her next triathlon.