Adeola (Ola) Whitney
Chief Regional Officer
Ola joins iMentor from Reading Partners, where she served as the Chief Regional Operations Officer. In her time at Reading Partners, Ola oversaw 85% of the organization, where she managed 14+ Executive Directors of Reading Partners programs across the country. She was charged with ensuring that every region had a strong and effective ED, who leads the local program to both quantitative and qualitative benchmarks for success. Prior to Reading Partners, Ola served as Playworks’ Executive Director for the Greater New York / Greater Newark region. This program reached more than 10,000 students daily and Ola was responsible for hiring and managing a dynamic 32-person team, program delivery in schools, creating and executing strategic growth plans, identifying and attracting various funding sources to support programs, and building a robust board. Prior to her work in non-profits, Ola spent nearly a decade in leadership roles at Kaplan. Ola has a BA from Oberlin college where she majored in both English and African-American studies.