2015 Barr Fellow

Wayne Ysaguirre

President & CEO, Nurtury

Wayne Ysaguirre became president and CEO of Nurtury in 2008, having worked at all levels of the agency since joining it in 1990. Throughout his career he has worked with government and community organizations to advocate for and develop policy that supports early care and education at city and state levels. He was an advisor to Governor Patrick’s Readiness Project and currently serves on the Early Literacy Expert Panel, which advises Massachusetts’ education departments. He also sits on the Leadership Council for Thrive in 5 and is a board member of the Massachusetts Association of Early Education and Care.

Originally from Belize, Wayne earned his MPA in public and nonprofit management from Suffolk University.