Alumni Award Finalist

Wesner Pierre

Vice President, CAMBA, Inc.

New York, NY, US
Cohort: Center for Creative Leadership, New York, 2015

Wesner Pierre is a Vice President of Education and Youth Development at CAMBA, Inc. with nearly a decade of experience in the social purpose sector. As a native New Yorker who grew up in an underprivileged inner-city community, Wesner began his successful career by working in and giving back to that very same community. Wesner later joined CAMBA to start the East New York Beacon Community Center. Having demonstrated his passion, innovation, and unwavering commitment to youth, Wesner quickly moved up the ranks at CAMBA. Wesner has developed a team of highly committed staff who lead with urgency as they help youth and families navigate challenges and opportunities. Wesner oversees a robust portfolio of over 40 program contracts – including Community School, Beacon and NYCHA Cornerstone Community Centers, Youth Mentoring programs, and a pivotal anti-gun violence initiative in one of NYC’s most distressed neighborhoods. Wesner is responsible for supervising over 250 employees and managing nearly $8 million in annual funding. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The City College of New York and a Master of Arts degree from Queens College of the City University of New York.