Omar Woodard is Vice President of Solutions at Results for America (RFA), where he advises government leaders on using data and evidence in policymaking, and supports collaborative, community-led partnerships with local governments across the U.S. to accelerate economic mobility.
Prior to RFA, Omar spent nearly ten years as a social impact investor in roles as executive director of GreenLight Fund Philadelphia, and principal at Venture Philanthropy Partners. He spent his early career in global, federal, state, and local government affairs across a range of roles: registered federal lobbyist, policy director for the PA State Senate Minority Whip, policy director for a Philadelphia mayoral campaign, and urban policy aide to a U.S. Congressman.
Omar is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic and Community Advisory Council, and is a board member of Compass Working Capital, Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT), and the Independence Public Media Foundation. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and held fellowships with the Institute for Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.
Omar received a M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management, and a B.A. in International Affairs (Economics, Arabic) and a minor in public policy, both from George Washington University, where he was a Presidential Fellow. He completed executive education in nonprofit governance from Harvard Business School, where he received the Hansjoerg Wyss Award for Social Enterprise.