Nicolene Hengen


Nicolene Hengen

Nicolene Hengen is a lecturer in the Sloan School of Management, where she works with Retsef Levi and Janet Wilkinson in the Healthcare Action Learning Lab

Nicolene spent eight years in strategic leadership and communication roles with the MIT Lean Advancement Initiative and the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, both in the School of Engineering.

From 2010-2013, she served as the founding managing editor for the 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. Nicolene chairs the Roslindale Branch Library’s renovation committee, and in spring 2015, the City of Boston committed $6.7M to an extensive 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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