Johanna Chao Kreilick

Johanna Chao Kreilick directs the Open Society Foundations’ Strategy Unit. In this role she facilitates the evolution of the Foundations’ strategy, budget, and assessment practice, and supervises a team providing strategy and assessment support to the Foundations’ 52 programs, foundations, and advocacy offices around the globe. Kreilick also oversees the development of support to Open Society’s collaborative strategies or “shared frameworks,” and provides leadership to the Foundations in their commitment to organizational culture and inclusion.

Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Kreilick built and ran a new justice and human rights program at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. The program linked groups to help each other in advancing international criminal justice, prison reform, and leadership. Earlier, as a grant maker at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, she developed and led a new economic justice program strengthening the rights of workers in the informal economy.

Kreilick is a trained mediator and facilitator, and serves on numerous nonprofit boards. She earned a BA with distinction in anthropology from Stanford University and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she was named a Lucius N. Littauer Fellow in 2005.