Spring Opara
Project Director


Bachelor of Science: Political Science
University of California, Berkeley

Certification: Professional
and Personal Coach

Leadership That Works

Associate of Arts: Accounting
Laney College

Paralegal Certificate
University of California, Berkeley Extension

About Spring

Spring Opara is a project director for CompassPoint. She is responsible for creatively leading project management support by designing systems and protocols to manage the implementation and execution of Cohort Leadership Programs (CLP) and consulting contracts.

Spring has worked for several nonprofits in the Bay Area including WestEd, The Toigo Foundation, The Dental Health Foundation, and The Link to Children (TLC), all of which have allowed her to develop a plethora of skills and opportunities to support work that has a positive impact in her community. Spring served five years in the U.S. Air Force, where she received numerous medals. She was honorably discharged in 1984 with the rank of E/5, SSgt. Spring is a published writer of both fictional short stories and poems. She was the Women’s Initiative Simple Steps to Success 2010 valedictorian and, in her spare time, works to empower women by facilitating workshops on how to grow your own business.


  • CompassPoint’s Multicultural Organizational Development Team: Spring is a member of this internal committee that meets regularly to keep CompassPoint on target with its Multicultural Organizational Development plan; make recommendations to ensure that CompassPoint programs and communications are multicultural; and host internal discussions to heighten awareness, all towards the goal of social equity.
  • Nonprofit Day 2013: Leadership Deconstructed Speaker Series: Spring provided customer service, catering, and logistical support for this 4-day speaker series which put CompassPoint’s audience in dialogue with nationally recognized leadership experts and authors.