Sandra TimmonsPresident,
A Better Chance (NY)

Sandra E. Timmons became president of A Better Chance in 2003. A Better Chance’s mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. Since taking the helm, Sandra has significantly strengthened A Better Chance to increase the number of students it serves and enrich the overall student experience. She has reaffirmed and invigorated relationships with program partners, accelerated fund development efforts, and heightened A Better Chance’s visibility in many communities.

Prior to joining A Better Chance, Sandra was chief operating officer of Girls Inc., a national nonprofit organization focused on the empowerment of girls and young women.  Before joining Girls Inc., Sandra was chief of staff at the College Board and also held management positions at Honeywell. Sandra’s professional background has been enriched through a broad range of volunteer work with community, professional, and religious organizations.  She currently serves on the boards of the Enrollment Management Association and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. 

Sandra earned a Bachelor of Arts in business/economics with a concentration in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in public policy analysis and management with a concentration in finance from Carnegie-Mellon University.