Jesse Fryburg is an entrepreneur and storyteller with a decade of experience in program management, education, and using media for social change.
As Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Jesse is responsible for helping to oversee all of NOD’s external communications efforts, including management of the organization’s digital platforms, PR efforts, events, executive communications, and the national awareness campaign, ‘Look Closer.’
Jesse joins NOD from Envision Kindness, a nonprofit which runs international arts-based community building programs, which he co-founded and served as Executive Director from 2012-2017. During this tenure, Jesse expanded Envision Kindness’ service offerings from one to three programs, grew program engagement by over 500%, and increased philanthropic support by 80%. Jesse is excited to bring his storytelling and program management experience to NOD–and to do such important work at scale.
Jesse holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a master’s degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Civic Media from the University of Connecticut and Emerson College, respectively. Outside of work, Jesse is an active songwriter and musician and has worked with Grammy Award-winning producers and artists.