Guided by her core values of human dignity, knowledge, justice, equity, and service, Dr. Kadie Hayward Mullins is recognized for her commitment to building strategic, data-driven, and human-centric solutions to our communities’ greatest challenges. Whether she is finding donors to support after-school programs or orchestrating grant proposals, Kadie leverages her roles in the community to produce partnerships for real results. She considers it a privilege serves as a board leader for several government and nonprofit organizations, living by the philosophy that one should leave a place (and a person) better than they found it (a Girl Scout for life!).
Kadie is dedicated to shaping future changemakers and empowering others, especially those from marginalized and underserved communities, through mentorship and quality instruction and educational policies. A professor of leadership and education, she also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Research for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Kadie is a voracious reader, (very slow) runner, and (aspiring) ballroom dancer. A Florida native, she enjoys exploring all that her home state has to offer with her partner and daughter.
Kadie was a 2017 Fellow and is entering her second year as the New Leaders Council - Orlando Co. Director.