Nicolene Hengen


Nicolene Hengen

Nicolene Hengen is a Lecturer in the Sloan School of Management, where she works with Professor Retsef Levi and Senior Lecturer Janet Wilkinson in  the Healthcare Action Learning Lab. She is also the Assistant Director for strategy in the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) within the MIT School of Engineering.

In SSRC she works with faculty leadership, senior administrators, and external stakeholders on program management, strengthening and diversifying SSRC's research base, widening SSRC’s intellectual community, and communicating research findings.

From 2010-2013 she served as the managing editor for the new international Journal of Enterprise Transformation and represented MIT in the 2012-2013 Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program sponsored by The Boston Consortium.

Nicolene has extensive professional experience in leadership, strategic communications, membership development, and donor stewardship with a variety of international and U.S.-based educational, health, and nonprofit institutions. She is the founder and past president of Roslindale Green & Clean, a national award-winning nonprofit organization that works with the City of Boston and community partners on neglected public spaces in Boston. She also chairs the Roslindale Public Library’s renovation committee, and in April 2015 the City of Boston committed $6.7 million to a gut renovation of the current structure.

Nicolene holds a BA in government from Smith College and an MSPH in public health science from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

General Expertise: Communication; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; LinkedIn


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