Nelson is a certified coach, consultant, facilitator, and trainer for nonprofit leaders and organizations. His passion is working with people and organizations who fight for justice in our society and community. His work includes performance management/staffing, coaching and communications, project management, boards of directors, and leadership development. He is a certified leadership coach through Leadership That Works.
For nearly 24 years, his work not only focused on developing learning programs for CompassPoint but also facilitated trainings on topics including leadership, performance management, group facilitation, project management, and instructional design. Most recently, he was the project lead on a year-long project focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion for a national environmental justice organization. Currently, he serves as the board president of Filipino Advocates for Justice. Prior to joining CompassPoint, he was a youth group home supervisor for Star House in San Jose and a social worker serving at-risk youth in Baltimore.
Nelson earned a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD, and was part of a group of students that helped lead the development of what soon became the Center for Values and Service at Loyola.