EDITH BUHS

Interim Chief Program Officer

Edith is delighted to join CFSI after working on several projects as a consultant in recent years.  As the interim Chief Program Officer, she oversees the shared apartments, internships, and coursework for Semester in the City and is the lead instructor for the Becoming a Problem Solver course. Edith comes to CFSI with nearly 30 years working for innovative nonprofits where she developed her skills in entrepreneurial growth, program design, organizational development, talent, performance management, and culture. She is an expert facilitator and change manager who has lead people to debate productively, decide thoughtfully and deliver work together powerfully in myriad settings. 

Most recently Edith was a founding staff member at AchieveMission, a nonprofit consulting firm working with other nonprofits across the United States to deliver dramatic social impact. During her time at AchieveMission her clients included Harlem Children's Zone, Roca, Root Capital, the Rhode Island Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Institute for Market Transformation, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Explore Schools, College Possible and Earthjustice among others. She worked closely with these organizations to create Strategic Talent Management Plans, build the foundations of people-centric organizations, instill high performance and high accountability cultures, as well as take deep dives into leadership competencies, balanced scorecards and talent development.

Previously, Edith held senior talent management roles at three nationally recognized social entrepreneurial organizations -- Citizen Schools, City Year and Jumpstart -- where she helped build these organizations from inspiring ideas to national leaders with hundreds of staff and dozens of offices. In increasingly more senior roles at these rapidly growing nonprofits, Edith developed, implemented, evaluated and revised a wide range of human capital management systems and programs, led innumerable organizational change efforts, and coached a wide variety of senior executives. 

Edith is passionate about a swift, just and complete transition away from fossil fuels and volunteers with Mothers Out Front, a climate action organization. She co-coordinates her local MOF team, serves on statewide task forces and volunteers on other efforts towards transition within the City of Boston. Edith earned her MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and her BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois.