Nova, Radhames

President & CEO

Junior Achievement of New England

Radhames Nova joined Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA) in October 2016 as President & CEO, overseeing a staff of 12 and responsible for the organization’s overall operations and strategy.

Prior to joining JA, Rad was Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for 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 of the ALPFA Boston Chapter from 2011 to 2015.

From 2002 to 2006 Rad served as Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, raising $1.8M annually for operations and leading the organization to a record breaking $8.5M 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 – notably the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and SCS Financial. After five years working in the investments industry, Rad returned to his mission-driven career when he joined ALPFA in 2011.

Since becoming CEO, Rad has focused on increasing JA’s impact in Lawrence, growing the number of students served from 42 two years ago to over 400 in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2018 JA was awarded the prestigious $100k for 100 from The Cummings Foundation to continue JA’s growth in Lawrence.

Rad obtained his B.A. from Middlebury College and his MBA from Boston University. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to Lawrence in 1989. He was an active member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1993. He currently lives in Salem New Hampshire with his wife Alexandra and their three children.

Nova, Radhames