Announcing SIF's New Executive Director!

Wyona Lynch-McWhite will join SIF in January 2024!

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to announce Wyona Lynch-McWhite as its new Executive Director! 

Wyona is a Massachusetts-based leader with decades of experience serving nonprofit cultural organizations, universities and government agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Wyona was the clear choice to lead SIF into our third decade of driving positive social change,” said Julia Satti Cosentino, Chair of SIF’s Board of Directors. “She brings the perfect combination of experience and enthusiasm to guide us as we continue on this exciting trajectory.

Wyona serves as Senior Vice President at the Arts Consulting Group, leading their Leadership Transition and IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success) practice areas. She joined the firm in 2016 as Vice President and then Practice Leader. As a management consultant, her areas of expertise include cultural and strategic planning, organizational assessments, strategic visioning, fundraising, and diversity implementation.

I’m honored to have the opportunity to support leaders and organizations on the front lines of social change–particularly those that have been traditionally underserved by philanthropy,” she said. “I look forward to working alongside SIF’s dedicated staff and broad network of partners to build stronger and more equitable communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Wyona previously served as Executive Director of two renowned Massachusetts institutions: Fruitlands Museum in Harvard and Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, and on numerous boards and committees including the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, Maine), Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area (Devens, Mass.) and the New England Museum Association.

A graduate of Florida A&M University (B.S.) and Columbia College (MFA), she teaches in Boston University’s Arts Administration Graduate Program.

Wyona will join SIF in January 2024. SIF’s current Executive Director, Susan Musinsky, will step down at the end of 2023 after 18 years in the role.