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Cultivating confident nonprofit executives to lead high performing teams.

Washington DC Nonprofit consultants
Cultivating excellence through simplicity.

Connecting unrealized dots. Dismantling inefficient silos. Aligning disparate strategies. Building strategic, durable consensus.

LaTresse Snead has leveraged these strategies to establish herself as a multi-faceted leader and visionary changemaker. A Birkman Certified Consultant and Certified Personal Development Coach, she has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and business sectors and a reputation for being bold, authentic, and transparent. Known for sharing difficult truths in a sensitive, but direct way, LaTresse is passionate about environmental justice and has deep expertise in program leadership, strategic planning, global fundraising and partnerships, board governance, budget management, and capacity building.

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Driven by a deep desire to influence and build diverse, nonprofit talent

She most recently served as chief program officer of the National Park Foundation (NPF), raising her profile as a vocal champion of equity and inclusion in outdoor spaces. At NPF, LaTresse drove awareness and engagement in the national parks system while overseeing more than $55 million in program investments to protect its wildlife, history, and culture. During this time, the world was forever altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated dramatic shifts in how people live and work. It also created a profound urgency for leaders and organizations to dismantle dysfunctional cultures, reinvest in staff and evolve new ways of working.

Driven by a deep desire to influence and build diverse, nonprofit talent, LaTresse resigned her position with NPF and launched Bonsai Leadership Group LLC, with the goal of developing multicultural leaders and helping nonprofit executives cultivate inclusive, dynamic and high performing teams to succeed in an increasingly complex workplace. As Bonsai’s principal, she offers leadership coaching and consulting for individuals and teams; succession planning and strategic guidance; board assessment, development and training; and program development, consultation, and support.

Prior to the National Park Foundation, LaTresse spent seven years at The Nature Conservancy, during which time she steadily amassed more responsibility. She began her career there as director of volunteer programs and community outreach and went on to become global director of the Healthy Cities program, leading an all-remote team of scientists, fundraisers, environmental educators and communications professionals in developing global solutions to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. She has also held leadership positions at the American Red Cross, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

LaTresse is also a dedicated volunteer leader with deep ties to a number of local, regional, and national nonprofits. She is currently vice president of the Georgia Audubon Board of Directors and is slated to join the board of the North American Association of Environmental Educators in 2022. She’s also served on the boards of EarthShare, Minnesota Council on Foundations, West Central Initiative, Alexandria Area YMCA, and Lakes Area Professional Women.

LaTresse earned a master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Administration from Georgia State University and bachelor’s in Black Studies from San Francisco State University. She and her family currently reside in Washington, D.C., with poochon pup, Pancake.

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Cultivating confident nonprofit executives to lead high performing teams.