Ms. Clark joined Boston Arts Academy Foundation in May of 2017. She has more than 25 years of experience in non-profit management, with significant leadership roles with The Dimock Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, MGH/Partners Healthcare, Bottom Line and most recently led her own firm The Give Back Group.
Denella was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica, immigrated to Boston and attended Natick Public Schools as part of the METCO program. She graduated Natick High at the age of 16, attended Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She is a recognized speaker on philanthropy, nonprofit, faith, women issues, and diversity. In 2011, she taught a 12-week course at Tufts University on Nonprofit Fundraising.
In addition to her successful nonprofit career, Ms. Clark has served on many Boards including Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (METCO), NAACP and was appointed in 2016 by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to the state Commission on the Status of Women. In her role with BAA, she sits on the Board of Fenway Alliance. Denella is also a member of The Boston Club Corporate Board Committee. She is the proud mother of a son and daughter, and is a resident of the City of Boston. She enjoys travel, reading, politics and fashion.