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Ginger Zielinski

Ad Interim Executive Director, data.org

Ginger Zielinskie is Interim Executive Director of data.org, where she works to bring the power of data science to the world’s most challenging social problems. With over twenty years of experience, Ginger serves as an action-oriented executive leader focused on building strong partnerships to achieve systematic and meaningful change.  In this role, Ginger is excited to continue leveraging the best technology, supporting high-potential mission-driven organizations, and investing in talent across the social impact sector in order to deliver solutions that meet the demands of the day.

She most recently served as President & CEO of Benefits Data Trust (BDT), a nonprofit organization that helps people live healthier, more independent lives by creating smarter ways to access essential benefits and services. During her tenure at BDT, Ginger led the successful scaling and disciplined strategy that helped more than 800,000 people access benefits that help them eat, heat their homes, and enroll in healthcare.

Ginger earned her BA from Skidmore College and has an MBA in Social Policy and Management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Authored Content

  • May 19 2020
    Blog Post Call for Entries: Data Science Breakthroughs for an Inclusive Recovery The fight against Covid-19 underscores how interconnected our world has become. At the same time, the pandemic has also exposed and exacerbated many existing challenges facing economies, and the fragility of micro and small businesses. As we look to the future, there is an opportunity to build a stronger and more inclusive economy coming out […] Ginger Zielinski
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