Cole Giannone

Governance and Nominating Committee Chair

As the principal of Cole Giannone Consulting, Cole assists organizations with capacity building, strategic planning, project management, stakeholder engagement, and more.  In 2023, Cole was a Senior Program Manager for LGBTQ DEI at Amazon. Before that, they served as Senior Advisor for youth homelessness at the New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. In partnership with many stakeholders, they helped New York City secure a $15 million Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Cole also coordinated the Youth Homelessness Taskforce, a cross-sector stakeholder community of government agencies, nonprofits, advocates and youth with lived experience that is working to end youth homelessness in New York City. As a Senior Advisor, Cole was responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and expansion of interagency initiatives. Prior to that role, they spent seven years at the Ali Forney Center, which provides homeless LGBTQ youth with a safe and supportive environment. 

Cole earned a B.S. in communications from NYU and a master’s in nonprofit management from The New School.

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