The Child Mind Institute recently named Mimi Corcoran as its new executive director.
Corcoran brings more than 25 years of children-focused philanthropic executive experience with her to the national children’s mental health and learning disorder nonprofit. She arrives at Child Mind Institute after having some time off from those executive positions for the past year as an independent consultant in nonprofit strategy and, fittingly, executive recruitment.
Corcoran’s most recent organizational position was as president and CEO of the National Center for Learning Disabilities for about two-and-a-half years. Prior to that, she served for a year as vice president of talent development at New Visions for Public Schools and for a year as president and CEO of ANDRUS.
Corcoran’s career first picked up in 1996, after she earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MPA with a concentration in finance from New York University. She joined the Open Society Foundations as director of special projects, overseeing international philanthropy work with a $450 million budget. Her outstanding work in this position got her noticed by others in the nonprofit sector.
In 2000, Beginning with Children Foundation hired Corcoran as its executive director. She would lead this Brooklyn nonprofit for more than seven years, growing its capacity and expanding quality educational opportunities to thousands of disadvantaged New York youth.
Corcoran would subsequently take a two-year hiatus from leading an organization; using her expertise to help other nonprofits by becoming a partner of the Hudson Heights Partners, a consulting company that aided nonprofits in development of growth strategies, fundraising and management.
Open Society Foundations then wanted her back in 2009. Corcoran returned to the organization to be director of its Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation, where she would spend another four years. It was after this that she joined ANDRUS as its president and CEO.
“Mimi is a tremendously effective leader, and we are excited by the knowledge and passion that she is going to bring to advancing our mission,” said Child Mind Institute Founding President and Medical Director Harold S. Koplewicz, MD in a press release about the appointment. “This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity for the Child Mind Institute, and Mimi is the ideal person to help lead us forward.”
Mimi Corcoran assumes the responsibilities as executive director of the Child Mind Institute immediately.