Paulette Martin

Chief Operating Officer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

As a senior executive and non-profit leader, Paulette Martin brings over 20 years of strategic experience in leading finance, operations, and HR and IT functions. Her career reflects a strong record of upward mobility and leadership in non-profit spaces, as well as ongoing involvement as a board member at multiple organizations.

Paulette believes in managing and motivating teams through visible leadership, creativity and direct communication. As an executive business partner, she focuses on driving strategy, planning and execution to help organizations deliver on their mission, while maximizing operational and financial performance.

Before joining Community Solutions, Paulette served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of Race Forward, where she exhibited a strong sense of justice and a passion for civil rights. Paulette used her skills to advance the mission of the organization.

Paulette was raised on Long Island, NY. She got professional and leadership inspiration from her parents, who, at their core, were passionate about encouraging people to reach their highest potential, and for creating spaces for open dialogue to enhance racial justice.

Paulette’s favorite quote: “Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely daydreaming, but vision with action can change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

In her spare time, Paulette enjoys traveling. One of her favorite places to go is South Africa. She does volunteer work. She also enjoys cooking, or curling up with a good book.


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