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Nadine is CFT’s director of community philanthropy. She leads strategic grantmaking for the W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund, dedicated to making transformative investments in education, public safety, and health. 

Prior to joining CFT in 2018, Nadine was senior research associate at MDRC, a social policy research firm where she directed the Center for Applied Behavioral Science and managed several national and local evaluations. She has published implementation research findings and spoken widely on topics related to behavioral economics, incentives and evidence-based policymaking.

Nadine holds bachelor’s degrees in education and human biology from Brown University, and a J.D. with honors and master’s degrees in criminology and applied psychology from the University of Toronto. She also has a Ph.D. A.B.D. in sociology from New York University.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"CFT is infused with a sense of service and mission. We succeed when changemakers in the social sector have strong capacity and the resources to make their visions real. I love being part of the team that stands behind great things that are happening in the community."

Favorite Quote

"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house."

— Audre Lorde