Price School Welcomes Regina Birdsell as Director of MNLM Program

Regina Birdsell
Director, USC Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program


June 30, 2023 – Regina Birdsell, trusted advisor for high performing nonprofit organizations and community-based initiatives across Southern California, will join the Price School as Director of the Master of Nonprofit and Leadership Management program (MNLM). She recently stepped down as President and CEO of the southern California Center for Nonprofit Management where she spearheaded efforts to strengthen the capacity of the region’s nonprofit organization through executive education for leadership effectives and change management. Birdsell, a forward-thinking executive, has built successful strategic alliances with corporate, government, nonprofit and philanthropic partners to drive collaborations around common goals such as creating the first Nonprofit Council at the LA Chamber of Commerce and chaired the foundation and nonprofit work group of the LA County Economic Resilience Task Force in the midst of the pandemic. In her new role at Price, Birdsell will work closely with the Department of Public Policy and Management to identify practicum placements, enhance the program curriculum, and explore growth opportunities for the MNLM program. She is a USC alumna and a former USC adjunct professor at Price and Annenberg.

The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision-making and public policy to advance community problem solving. The Center is a part of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, which works to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.

For more information:
Please contact 
Bhanu Anton CruzSenior Associate Director, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy at or (213) 740-1776.