Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sherri Bennett announced as Executive Director of ywca clark county

ywca clark county is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherri Bennett to the position of Executive Director. Bennett, currently the Director of Programs at the ywca, was selected by the ywca Board of Directors following a national search.

Bennett brings more than 12 years’ non-profit experience spanning direct service advocacy, program development, program management, financial management and fundraising. During eight of those years, she directed the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program, where she spearheaded service expansion to marginalized communities, partnered in creating an on-site domestic violence legal clinic, increased outreach and education efforts to middle and high school students, and more than doubled revenue for the program. Bennett is a graduate Western Washington University, where she received her BA in Political Science.

“I am honored and privileged to be selected as a representative of ywca clark county. I stand in esteemed company in an organization that draws its inspiration from courageous program participants, dedicated staff and volunteers, and generous donors,” says Bennett, who will make the transition to Executive Director in late September. The ywca will host an open house for community members and corporate partners to see the facilities and meet Ms. Bennett. Kathy Kniep will continue to serve as Executive Director through September 22, and plans to stay involved with ywca clark county.

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