Hailing from the busy corridors of Atlanta’s bustling nonprofit sector, Kerline Astre joins the Mission Graduates team as the Director of Development.
Kerline is an accomplished leader and social entrepreneur whose ideologies and unorthodox approach to entrepreneurship call people to self-actualize in a manner that cultivates concepts that sustain community. She has taken with her a unique ability to connect with the philanthropic world in a manner that fosters giving.
Her undergraduate studies were conducted at Florida A&M University where she majored in Journalism and English. She has gained a significant amount of experience in the field of print media as well as public relations and marketing including but not limited to providing editorial services such as writing, editing, and contribution to overall content production of several main name publications including Atlanta Inquirer, Style Magazine, and the Miami Herald.
She has also worked with national client teams in helping them to brand and develop business and nonprofit strategies as well as individuals wanting to more effectively market themselves. She has conducted dozens of trainings and workshops and conferences for small-mid size executives, board members and volunteers, along with the design and launch of local and national fundraising campaigns raising millions of dollars and garnering national recognition.
A frequent panelist and often-quoted expert on nonprofit development, communications and publicity, social entrepreneurship, and health and wellness, Kerline’s eclectic 12-year career has taken her from the tiny help desk at a local paper to the co-founder and chief organizational wellness strategist at NonProfit, MD, a wellness center for nonprofits.
She is a native of Miami, Florida by way of Haiti and mother of three lovely look-a-likes. With a tropical soul rooted in the South, she has officially joined the Bay life of California.