Rena Coughlin is President & CEO the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. The Center is dedicated to creating a thriving independent sector by investing in nonprofit leadership training, organizational development, and advocacy. Prior to joining the Nonprofit Center, she led Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization delivering programs for girls through centers and outreach programs in the greater Jacksonville area. Coughlin moved to Jacksonville in 2001 from Tallahassee, where she worked for Leadership Florida, a state-wide community-building organization. Coughlin also served as a Washington, D.C.-based aide to Bob Graham during both his terms as Governor and as U.S. Senator. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and a graduate of the University of Florida.