Wayne Jones

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Wayne Jones


Executive Director, Youth Hope Foundation USA


Wayne A. Jones is Executive Director of the Youth Hope Foundation USA, a private foundation that supports dynamic partnerships that enable particularly vulnerable youth to become self-sustaining, productive citizens of the world. Prior to that, he was a consultant to nonprofits and governments. For 15 years, he served as Director of Organization Learning and Development and Senior Program Officer at The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh. Wayne enjoys connecting information, systems, and programs to create innovative solutions to complex problems. Preferring inclusive change management methodologies to improve organizational strategy, culture and teamwork, Wayne is able to use such tools as the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI), Appreciative Inquiry, Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions, and Predictive Index. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Yale University and his Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. He was a first-gen college student at the University of Virginia.

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