Advisory Council Member

Neil A. Levine

Neil A. Levine is a Certified Professional Coach with over 20 years of experience in advising individuals and groups on setting the conditions for success. He brings a passion for creating and leading high performance teams, focused on unlocking individual creativity and enhancing institutional performance.

Neil's career includes over 30 years in the federal sector in the Executive Branch and on Capitol Hill. His teaching experience includes a faculty appointment to the Department of Strategic Leadership at the National Defense University's Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Policy and an adjunct professorship at American University (Washington, DC). Neil brings an expertise in leadership development including Creative Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Peer Mentoring and other topics.

Neil worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the federal agency that works in over 100 countries providing humanitarian and development assistance. At USAID, Neil served as Deputy Director for Central American Affairs (1995-2000), as Director of the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (2008-2013) and Director of the Center of Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (2014-2017).

Neil has a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College (2008), a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University (1986) and a B.A. from Earlham College (1983). He received his Professional Coaching Certification from the College of Executive Coaching (2017).

Neil joined the board of CDA – Collaborative Learning Projects (Cambridge, MA) in January 2018.

Neil and his wife, Kate, live in Beverly, Massachusetts.