Celina Miranda, Ph.D

Hyde Square Task Force

Executive Director

Celina Miranda, Ph.D., is the executive director of Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a youth development organization located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Before joining HSTF in August of 2016, she was a senior program officer at the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, where she managed grants in education and economic mobility. Before the Smith Family Foundation, Celina was vice president and charitable giving manager for BNY Mellon Public Affairs office in New England. Among her accomplishments at BNY Mellon, she is most proud of her leadership role in the development of a multi-year initiative focused on youth aging out of foster care. Celina began her career in philanthropy at The Hyams Foundation, where she managed grants and provided leadership on initiatives in the teen development area. Celina is a trustee of the Rutland Corner Foundation and the Franklin Square House Foundation, a board member of Jewish Vocational Service in Boston and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. She is also a lecturer at the Boston University School of Social Work in macro practice. Celina holds a BA from Smith College in Latin American Literature and Latin American Studies, and an MSW and Ed.M. from Boston University. Celina also holds a doctorate in Social Work and Sociology from Boston University. Her dissertation research looked at the integration of positive youth development in community-based organizations.