Anne Cohn Donnelly
Anne Cohn Donnelly

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS & DECISION SCIENCES; SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Lecturer of Executive Education

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Anne Cohn Donnelly is a Senior Lecturer in Social Enterprise at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has taught nonprofit management with a focus on board governance in the school’s Executive Education courses as well as its graduate programs. She established the school’s Board Fellows Program and served as its founding Academic Director. In addition, she works with a number of nonprofits on issues such as child abuse and child well being.

Dr. Donnelly was the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse America (formerly the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse) from the fall of 1980 though the summer of 1997. During this time she launched the Healthy Families America Initiative. Prior to this, she served as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. At the time of her selection she was a Congressional Science Fellow in the office of the Honorable Albert Gore, Jr. sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Dr. Donnelly received a B.A. degree in sociology from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Medical Sociology from Tufts University and both the M.P.H. and D.P.H. degrees in health administration and planning from the University of California (Berkeley) School of Public Health.

As Associate and member of the Board of Directors at Berkeley Planning Associates, Dr. Donnelly designed and directed the first national evaluation study of child abuse and neglect treatment programs. She has lectured and published widely and this and subsequent research and policy issues and she has appeared frequently on national and local TV and radio shows. She has received numerous distinctions from her peers for her work including the Vincent de Francis Award, the Brandt Steele Award, the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Distinguished Service Award, the Outstanding Professional Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and award bearing her name from Prevent Child Abuse America.

She has been a member of numerous national and international boards and is currently serving on the boards of: Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, the Jane Addams Juvenile Court Foundation, Woodlands Academy, BoardSource, and GlobeMed. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Updated April, 2012

Area of Expertise


Nonprofit Governance
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Education
DPH, 1975, Health Administration, University of California, Berkeley
MPH, 1972, Health Administration, University of California, Berkeley
MA, 1970, Medical Sociology, Tufts University
BA, 1967, Sociology, University of Michigan

 
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Research Interests
Administration and planning

Articles
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 2007. Through the Looking Glass: The Ethos of Transparency. BoardMember, BoardSource. 16(3)
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 2005. Twelve Principles of Governance that Power Exceptional Boards. BoardSource.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Deborah Daro. 2002. Charting the Waves of Prevention: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. 26(6-7): 731-742.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1999. Prevention Child Abuse: The Practice Perspective. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. 22(10)
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Kim Oates. 1997. An International Survey of Classic Papers in the Child Abuse Field. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. 21(3)
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1997. We've Come a Long Way, But Challenges Ahead are Mighty. Child Maltreatment. 2(1)
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Deborah Daro. 1996. New Directions for Child Abuse Prevention. Wingspread Journal. 18
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1996. Forward.: vii-x.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1994. Speak Out Against Child Abuse (Endpaper). Executive Educator.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1992. Words Can Hurt. Scouting.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1992. Healthy Families America. Children Today. 21(2): 25-28.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1991. What have we learned about prevention: What should we do about it?. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. 15(1): 99-106.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1990. The Hidden Horrors of Emotional Child Abuse, How to Recognize It, How to Prevent It. Health Confidential. 4(4)
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1989. Preventing Family Violence. The Changing American Family.: 37-42.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1988. Mapping Out the Future: A Comprehensive Strategy for preventing Child Sexual Abuse. Family Life Educator. 6(3): 11-13.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1987. How Do We Deal with Research Findings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Deborah Daro. 1987. Is Treatment Too Late: What Ten Years of Evaluative Research Tell Us. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. 11(3): 433-442.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1986. Preventing Adults from Becoming Sexual Molesters. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. 10(4): 559-562.
Book Chapters
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. Forthcoming. "Responses to Child Maltreatment." In Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy, vol. 1, New York: Springer Scientific Press.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Deborah Daro. Forthcoming. "Emerging Opportunities in Prevention: Lessons from the Past." In Prevention of Child Maltreatment, edited by Sandra Alexander, Randy Alexander and Neil Guterman, St. Louis: Medical Publishing.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 2012. "Legacies that Stem from Kempe's 1976 Call for a System of Prevention." In C. Henry Kempe: A 50 Year Legacy to the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect, edited by Richard D. Krugman and Jill Korbin, 145-155. New York: Springer Scientific.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Frederick Green. 2002. "Head Start: Its History, Accomplishments and Future Challenges." In Health and Welfare for Families in the 21st Century, Helen Wallace, Gordon Green, Kenneth Jaros, Mary Story, Lisa Paine, editors, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1996. "An Overview of Prevention of Physical Abuse and Neglect." In THE BATTERED CHILD, Fifth Edition, Richard Krugman, Ruth Kempe and Mary Edna Helfer, editors, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1994. "Forward to FAMILY FUN ACTIVITY BOOK by Robert Keeshan." In FAMILY FUN ACTIVITY BOOK by Robert Keeshan, Deaconess Press.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1992. "Forward to PREVENTION OF CHILD MALTREATMENT." In PREVENTION OF CHILD MALTREATMENT, Diane J. Willis, E. Wayne Holden and Mindy Rosenberg, editors, John Wiley & Sons.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1990. "Education as a Means of Prevention." In UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, Kim Oates, editor, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Ruth Lee. 1988. "Child Abuse and Neglect." In MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PRACTICES, Helen M. Wallace, Geroge ryan, Jr., and Allan C. Oglesby, editors, Third Party Publishing Company.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Deborah Daro. 1988. "Child Maltreatment Evaluation Efforts: What Have We Learned?." In COPING WITH FAMILY VIOLENCE Research and Policy Perspectives, Gerald T. Hotaling, David Finkelhor, John Kirkpatrick and Murray Strauss, editors, Sage Publications, Inc..
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1987. "Child Sexual Abuse." In WHEN OTHERS CARE FOR YOUR CHILD, Time-Life Books, Inc..
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1987. "National Priorities for Preventing Child Abuse." In THE BATTERED CHILD, Fourth Edition, Ray Helfer and Ruth Kempe, editors, University of Chicago Press.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Thomas Birch. 1987. "Building Resources for Prevention Programs." In CHILD PROTECTION TEAM HANDBOOK II, edited by Richard Krugman, Garland Press.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1986. "Forward to PSYCHOLOGICAL MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH." In PSYCHOLOGICAL MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH, Marla R. Brassard, Robert Germaine and Stuart N. Hart, editors, Pergamon Press.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1985. "Adults Who Prey on Kids." In WORLD BOOK YEARBOOK 1985, World Book Encyclopedia.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 1985. "National and Local Responses to Child Abuse During the Past Century." In SOCIAL WORK TREATMENT WITH ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN, Chris Mouzakitis and Raju Varghese, editors, Charles C. Thomas Publisher.
Other
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Why and How to Join a Nonprofit Board." Guide to Practical Leadership, Spring 2008.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Evaluation of Kellogg Board Fellows Program." May.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Nonprofit Executive Leadership: An Attractive Future for MBAs." 2006 Guide to Practical Leadership, Kellogg School of Management, Spring.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Kellogg's Board Fellows Program." White House Fellows Electronic Newsletter, August.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Volunteering on a Nonprofit Board, 2005 Guide to Practical Leadership, Kellogg School of Management." Spring.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Comment on: "Corporal Punishment" by The Wall Street Journal.".
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Need New Effort to Prevent Child Abuse, Chicago Tribune, Section 1, p. 26.".
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "The Shifting Public Mood on Spanking, Chicago Tribune, Section 1, p. 10.".
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "We All Have a Role in Fighting Child Abuse, Chicago Tribune, Section 4, p. 2.".
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Ruth Lee. "Designing Effective Prevention Programs." Early Childhood Update, a newsletter of the Univ of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Summer.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Ruth Lee. "Alcoholism and Child Abuse." Spring.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Cut Abuse by Cutting Caseloads, Chicago Tribune.".
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Bill Newman. "Emotional Child Abuse, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, 5-part series." April.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Prosecuting Child Molesters, Wall Street Journal, p. 23.".
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Prevention is Key in Child Abuse, Chicago Tribune, Sect. 1, p. 26." Sept. 26.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Can We Prevent Child Abuse?." Summer.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. "Child Sexual Abuse: What Can be Done to Prevent It?, Voice for Girls, newsletter of Girls Clubs of America, Vol. 30, No. 1." Spring.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Bill Newman. "The Many Faces of Child Abuse, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, 4-part series.".
Books
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 2002. AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT TO END CHILD ABUSE: The Story of ISPCAN. ISPCAN.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Deborah Daro. 2002. Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Kim Oates. 2000. CLASSIC PAPERS IN CHILD ABUSE. Sage Publications.
Cases
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Trinita Logue. 2012. The North Side Children’s Agency (B): Finances versus Mission. Case 5-112-006(B) (KEL661).
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Trinita Logue. 2012. The North Side Children’s Agency (A): Finances versus Mission. Case 5-112-006(A) (KEL660).
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Sara Lo. 2012. The Night Ministry: Facing the Loss of a Founder. Case 5-112-004 (KEL667).
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Eliot Sherman. 2010. One Acre Fund: Outgrowing the Board. Case 5-210-259 (KEL542).
Donnelly, Anne Cohn and Kathy Shaw. 2009. The Proposed Affiliation of Arbor Vitae and Helping Hand. Case 5-408-756 (KEL456).
Donnelly, Anne Cohn. 2008. Museum XYZ, Major City, USA. Case 5-208-256 (KEL550).
Donnelly, Anne CohnBrenda Ellington-Booth and Nadeem Ghani. 2004. The Cradle (A). Case 5-204-258(A) (KEL008).
Donnelly, Anne CohnBrenda Ellington-Booth and Nadeem Ghani. 2004. The Cradle (B). Case 5-204-258(B) (KEL009).
Donnelly, Anne CohnWalter Scott, Kathy Shaw, Millie Gong, Lydia Morris and Michael Roark. 1996. The Whitney Clinic. Case 5-208-255 (KEL428).

 
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Nonprofit governance