INP students pose for a group photo in South Boston.

John Dello Russo

Program Associate, Sector Effectiveness & Special Initiatives

John joined Barr in 2019 and serves as the Program Associate for the Sector Effectiveness and Special Initiatives teams. As Program Associate, John contributes to the work of the Sector Effectiveness, Special Initiatives, Learning & Evaluation, and Waterfront Initiative teams through project management, proposal review, and strategy development. Prior to joining Barr, John earned a bachelor’s degree from Bates College where he majored in biology and received a concentration in United States History.

John also serves on the steering committee of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s Boston Chapter. As a lifelong Massachusetts resident, John is committed to working towards a better future for all New England residents. In his free time, he enjoys brewing his own beer and improving his green thumb while caring for his vegetable garden.

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