Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

Tenyo Pearl

Baltimore, MD 21216


Tenyo Pearl is the Campus Director for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics) and serves as an adjunct faculty member for Coppin State University. As the NLA Campus Director she is primarily responsible for coordinating the University's Nonprofit Leadership Program.

Pearl draws upon her 15-years of experience in human relations, training as a leadership coach, and as an educator to help impact those with whom she works. She has worked for a number of nonprofit organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland, Family and Children Services and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bayview Center for Addiction and Pregnancy.

Currently, Pearl is a doctoral student at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2012 she earned a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and in 2004 she received a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

Pearl received a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Management from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 2002, where she was awarded the CND’s Highest Academic Excellence in Nonprofit Management. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Morgan State University in 1993.

Pearl has served as a board member and volunteered with several nonprofit organizations including the March of Dimes, Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chesapeake, the National Women’s Prison Project and Bea Gaddy Family Center. As a result of her passion and expertise, she is a sought after speaker and panelist on issues concerning the plight of women and children.

Pearl has received numerous awards for her dedication and continuous commitment to community service and civic engagement. She was named by the Daily Record as one of 2012 Maryland’s Top 100 Women; recognized as Emerging Leader in Higher Education by the Associated Black Charities in Maryland (2010); and in 2009 received an Honorable Mention award by the UMS Board of Regents.