Yalda Nikoomanesh

National Leadership Team – National

Yalda Nikoomanesh

Managing Director of Institutional Giving

Yalda is Managing Director of Institutional Giving, overseeing iMentor’s national portfolio of foundation, corporate and strategic growth partners. Prior to iMentor, Yalda has worked with a range of non-profits, including the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, MOUSE, and Older Adults Technology Services. With 20+ years of service and leadership in the social sector, she has worked within and consulted for non-profit and philanthropic institutions with a focus on education, technology, youth development, and early childhood learning.

Yalda moved to New York City in 1999, when she took a post at the Markle Foundation, helping to launch the Interactive Media for Children program. She began her career in the non-profit sector developing new media research and technology policy initiatives for the Center for Media Education, in Washington D.C. Yalda was born and raised in Baltimore MD and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.