Urban Alliance recently appointed Nicola Diamond as its new chief operating officer. The youth development nonprofit announced her appointment late last month.
Diamond has dedicated her career to the education sector, having spent 30 years in Maryland’s largest school district, Montgomery County Public Schools, in various roles. Most recently she served as its chief financial officer (CFO) for the past three years
Diamond’s own education background includes a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in mathematics education, both from Cornell University. This naturally led her career to the education sector. She taught for some time before moving into administration, where she would ultimately work her way up to the CFO position.
Her exemplary work helping to best serve the needs of Montgomery County’s economically-disadvantaged students then caught the eye of Urban Alliance, which is dedicated to serving these same youth on a national scale.
“As Urban Alliance continues our efforts to expand economic opportunity for underserved youth, Nicola’s expertise in operational leadership will help us to smoothly and efficiently adapt as we grow our work,” said Eshauna Smith, CEO of Urban Alliance in a blog post about the appointment. “Her three decades of experience in education illustrates a passion for youth development and commitment to student success that will make her a valued addition to our national leadership team.”
Nicola Diamond has already begun work in her new role at Urban Alliance, overseeing its finances, human resources and internal operations.