Nancy Youman "is an officer of the Open Society Policy Center. She is also the Associate Director of U.S. Programs for the Open Society Insitute. She manages the day to day operations of U.S. Programs, including financial, legal, and administrative functions, and helps the Director of U.S. Programs with program development, management and supervision.
"Before joining the Open Society Policy Center in February 2002, Youman spent over a decade working in New York City government, most of it as Deputy Public Advocate in the Office of the Public Advocate for NYC. The Public Advocate is the number 2 elected office in New York City, and Youman oversaw policy development, research, investigations and advocacy in the areas of economic development, land use, arts, culture, parks, and consumer issues.
"Youman serves on the board of the Coro New York Leadership Center. She is also a writer and is the co-author with Mark Green of Mark Green's Guide to Coping in New York City (Silver Lining Books, 2000) and The Consumer Bible: 1001 Ways to Shop Smart (Workman Publishing, 1998). She is a graduate of Yale College."