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Matthew H. Tye

Matthew is the Director of Organizational Development and Leadership. In this role, he oversees efforts to optimize NoVo’s organizational health and ensure that our culture, people, and practices are deeply grounded in our values of racial equity, feminism, inclusion, risk-taking, innovation and learning.

As a psychologist and organizational change practitioner, Matthew has spent his career addressing the complex and dynamic systems that can interfere with individual, group, and organizational effectiveness.  Blending social science research and theory with real world solutions, he has helped hundreds of leaders more fully understand their organization, their role, and solutions for greater social impact.

Prior to joining NoVo, Matthew spent over 15 years as a social sector consultant, which included the design, delivery and oversight of large scale OD engagements, customized leadership programs, team development interventions, and executive coaching.  During this time, Matthew also served as a faculty member in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, and as a Visiting Professor of Leadership at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Prior to becoming a consultant and academic, Matthew was the Managing Director of Programs at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), where he oversaw all HIV prevention, Mental Health, and Research activities, and served as a member of GMHC’s executive team.

A native of Nebraska and true Midwesterner at heart, Matthew holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Matthew lives in Brooklyn with his husband, their daughter, and two very active dogs.  In his free time, he enjoys cooking comfort food (and then hiking with his two active dogs to work off the comfort food).

“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin