Emily Holthaus is known for collaborating with organizations to design organizational strategy and implement leadership development solutions toward the outcomes of greater equity, inclusion and human capital engagement in both physical and virtual environments. Prior to serving as Nonprofit HR’s lead Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant, Emily served as the Director of Multicultural Leadership Development for YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) where she worked to identify, engage, inspire, develop, and retain multicultural staff to ensure the leadership of YMCAs reflects the diverse communities they serve. Emily was also a key member of the Y-USA’s Talent & Knowledge Management senior team that led the development of strategy and implementation of training solutions to support a nationwide workforce of more than 250,000 employees. Prior to that role, Emily served in several senior leadership positions in various nonprofits including Vice President of Operations, Executive Director, and National Director of Social Responsibility roles.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Art from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Leadership and Management from Concordia University. In her spare time, she enjoys creating art and music, playing sports, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband Chad and young sons Jack and Cameron.