Natasha O'Dell Archer, J.D.

Vice President for Strategy and Development

As part of the Executive leadership team, Natasha plans and executes the Opportunity Institute's short, medium, and long-term strategic planning and fundraising activities with the goal of significantly increasing both the organization’s scope and significance in the equity space.

Most recently, Natasha served as the National Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, while simultaneously serving as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the umbrella non-profit, Council For a Strong America -- an education policy hub with over 10,000 combined member leaders, consisting of police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, retired generals, business leaders, faith leaders, and athletes/coaches, all fighting for investments in kids. During her tenure, Natasha raised millions to grow the organization, and won billions in state and federal dollars, through issue advocacy campaigns for at-risk kids and families across the country.

In her previous career, Natasha served as an award-winning television producer. After gaining experience at the “New Maury Povich Show,” and the “Montel Williams Show,” Natasha went on to help build the most successful start-up on Black Entertainment Television, the top-rated live daily show, “106 & Park.” Subsequently, Natasha was responsible for bringing in record-breaking ratings on solo-produced signature specials. An honors graduate of New York University, and the University of Miami School of Law, Natasha holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and a Juris Doctor.

natasha@theopportunityinstitute.org