Hilary Pollan

Job Title(s)
Lead Facilitator and Founder, Hilary Pollan Facilitation

About Hilary

Hilary Pollan (she/hers) is an equity-oriented independent facilitator with a range of experience facilitating participatory group process and managing cross-sector collaborative projects with nonprofits and community organizations, local governments, membership organizations, community organizers, artists, and philanthropic partners. She is the lead facilitator and founder of Hilary Pollan Facilitation.

Prior to becoming an independent facilitator, Hilary worked as the Community Partners Analyst for the Chatham County Manager’s Office where she served as the primary liaison between the Manager’s Office and the nonprofit community and other community stakeholders. Hilary spent her early career working with youth and adult basic education and ESOL learners in Holyoke, MA and the Brazilian Amazon.

Hilary has a deep commitment to fully and equitably resourcing social justice and community-based organizations in the Triangle region. She is currently a member-leader with the Triangle NC Chapter of Resource Generation, a national membership organization of young people with access to wealth and class privilege committed to an equitable distribution of land, wealth, and power. She is also an active donor organizer for QT*BIPOC-led work in the South.

Hilary holds a dual master’s degree in City & Regional Planning and Public Health-Health Behavior from UNC-Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s in Sociology from Mount Holyoke College. Originally from Raleigh, she currently lives in Chapel Hill with her husband Adams Bailey, her Maine Coon, and eight happy chickens.