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Natasha O'Dell Archer, J.D.

Vice President for Strategy and Development

As part of the executive leadership team, Natasha leads the Opportunity Institute's strategic planning and fundraising activities with the goal of significantly increasing both the organization’s scope and significance in the equity space. Natasha spearheads strategy and vision for the organization's development and communications teams, and also guides the leadership team on diversity and inclusion best practice.

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 in revenue to grow the organization, and helped to win billions in state and federal dollars, through the management of 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. 

As a current member of the Producers Guild of America, Natasha has a deep passion for the visual and performing arts, and is a former choreographer and WNBA New York Liberty dancer. Natasha received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from New York University, with honors, and her Juris Doctor, from the the University of Miami School of Law, where she received the Dean's award for outstanding performance in social justice lawyering.

natasha@theopportunityinstitute.org