Wayne Shields

Wayne is a seasoned domestic and global expert in sexual and reproductive health and rights. He brings Turner4D clients 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience, including serving as President and CEO of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals—a sexual and reproductive health and rights organization, and as Senior Policy Fellow at Promundo—a global nonprofit that conducts research, develops programs, and advocates for gender equality and reducing gender-based violence.

Wayne joined Turner4D to help nonprofits, B-corporations, and public sector clients excel in every way: from organizational development to fundraising, from policy analysis to advocacy campaigns, from constituent relations to board governance, and from partnership development to coalition building and programs.

Wayne spearheaded and managed 200+ accredited education programs and advocacy initiatives on women’s health and rights for clinicians, educators, lawmakers, and the public at ARHP. He secured $55 million in public and private sector grants, subcontracts, and donations, expanded the donor base from 4 to 40 major foundation and company grantors, and grew their individual giving program by 500% over 5 years.

At Promundo, he led the creation, development, and launch of their Office of Strategic Growth and Engagement to expand policy and fundraising efforts, grow a constituency, and promote their research and programs. He also led creation of their Promundo Workplace Advisors consulting practice, resulting in contracts with many new corporate and nonprofit clients in the first year.

Wayne has a Master’s in public management and policy with a concentration on gender and a Master’s certification in nonprofit management, both from Johns Hopkins University. He was also the first man to earn a Women’s Studies degree from Old Dominion University.

Wayne is a native Washingtonian who lives in DC’s Meridian Hill neighborhood with his husband, Andrew Velthaus—an international economist at the US Department of the Treasury—and their cat, Blanche.