Helen Rosenfeld Appointed Executive Director of One Hen
August 7, 2012 One Hen, Inc., a three-year-old, Boston-based nonprofit that provides lesson plans and curricula to grade schools, announced that it has named Helen Rosenfeld as its executive director.
Rosenfeld joins founding team members Sree Balamurugesh and Karen Schultz to oversee the continued growth of One Hen, Inc.
, which, including Boston, now operates in six cities across the country.
For more than a decade before joining One Hen, Rosenfeld worked to advance youth development and entrepreneurship. As executive director of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship New England, she worked on behalf of underserved high school youth engaging them in entrepreneurship programs to increase skills for their success in school and life.
Also, as executive director of Friends of Young Achievers, she worked on behalf of the Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School, raising funds, building strategic partnerships, and marketing one of Boston's top pilot schools.
As a consultant to the Boston Public Schools she raised funds and guided a strategic planning process for its after school programming.
Most recently she served as interim development director at Boston Rising, an anti-poverty initiative.
Rosenfeld earned a bachelors degree in international development at the University of Pennsylvania, and a masters degree in social anthropology from Cambridge University.
She is an overseer with the Boston Childrens Museum and serves on their Fundraising Committee. She also is on the board of Friends of Seva Mandir, supporting the nonprofit that she first worked with in Rajasthan, India, where she began her career.
One Hen also announced the appointment of Heidi Shin as program director. A media producer with more than 10 years of experience, she previously was on staff with WGBH, where her credits included a number of Emmy-award winning children's educational series. She also worked for National Geographic on the international documentary series Explorer
, and PBS' To the Contrary
, a nationally syndicated PBS news analysis series.
Founded in 2009, One Hen aims to empower children to become social entrepreneurs, who can make a difference for themselves and the world by equipping educators with stories, interactive media and grades 3-to-8 lesson plans and curriculum.