Rose Wong, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Rose has over 30 years experience in education and nonprofit management. She joined the staff at YWCA Princeton as Chief Operating Officer in January 2022 and was most recently promoted to Chief Finance and Operating Officer in December 2022. Beginning as an economics and history teacher in independent schools in Australia, Rose moved quickly into administrative roles to support teachers with their curriculum development and classroom management skills.


Upon moving to the United States, Rose continued to hold administrative positions in independent schools in New York and New Jersey including Middle School Division Head, Assistant Headmaster, Director of Curriculum and Faculty, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Head of School. Rose was instrumental in beginning the STEM programming and Finance and Economics initiatives at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, and has significant experience in capital campaigns and securing funding for new programs and scholarship funds.


Rose moved to the nonprofit sector to utilize her skills in fundraising, business management and education, to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Mercer County.  Prior to joining the YWCA of Princeton as the Chief Operating Officer, Rose was the Executive Director of the Princeton Nursery School, and spearheaded the expansion of many of the programs including health and wellness, hunger prevention and preschool literacy. Rose led the school through its quality rating process with Grow NJ Kids, securing a 4 star quality rating.   Rose developed comprehensive fundraising strategies to expand individual, corporate and foundation giving for both scholarship and capital needs. Additionally, Rose successfully coordinated and oversaw the completion of five capital projects in four years.