In 2005, Nancy Easton co-founded Wellness in the Schools (WITS) with the goal of inspiring healthy eating, environmental awareness, and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools. As executive director, she has helped WITS grow from three schools to over 60, serving approximately 30,000 students. Easton received a 2012 Westy Award for her innovative work and was honored by Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer, then a New York City Council Member.
Easton worked for the New York City Department of Education for over 15 years, serving as a teacher, mentor, and ultimately, a school leader. She was a partner of The Learning Project (TLP), a non-profit organization that designs and manages schools, where she founded and directed TLP One Middle School. Easton is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
In 2003, she became a founding board member of Girls on the Run Manhattan (GOTRM), a non-profit organization that uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. She has lent her expertise to numerous high profile panel events, including Teach for America’s 20th Anniversary Summit and the American Museum of Natural History's 21st Annual Environmental Lecture + Luncheon.
Nancy, her husband, and their three children live in New York City.