Nicolene Hengen


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Nicolene Hengen is the Assistant Director for Strategy in the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC). She is also a part-time Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, where she is affiliated with the new Healthcare Action Learning Lab.

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 international Journal of Enterprise Transformation and represented MIT in the 2012-2013 Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program sponsored by The Boston Consortium.

Nicolene has more than 25 years of professional experience in leadership, strategic communications, membership development, and donor stewardship with a variety of international and U.S.-based educational, public 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 serves on the advisory board of COGdesign, is a member of the Roslindale Public Library’s steering committee, and was a member of LeadBoston’s class of 2007.

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.


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