Tuesday, September 13, 2011

introducing new ywca team leaders

ywca clark county is pleased to announce two new members who joined the management team on August 9th. Shawna Burkholder was hired as the Director of Development and Communications, and Stephanie Barr was hired as Director of Volunteer Development.

Shawna came to ywca from Legacy Health where she was the Development Officer for the Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation. Prior, she was the Senior Development Director for the American Red Cross Southwest Washington Chapter. Shawna is a graduate from Washington State University with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Clark County, was awarded the Gen. George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award, received the Vancouver Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, completed ten local marathons and climbed Mt Hood. Sherri Bennett, Executive Director stated, “Shawna is passionate about our mission and with her development experience, Shawna will easily be able to focus on building relationships to provide the greatest benefit to our donors on behalf of ywca.”

Stephanie served as the Lead Area Director for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest prior to joining ywca clark county. Before acting as a leader for volunteers, she volunteered at the Domestic Violence Resource Center in Oregon and in rural Alaska with Yupi’k adults with disabilites. Stephanie recently received a Masters Degree in Gender Studies from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and is looking forward to supporting the volunteer efforts of ywca. “The mission and values of ywca clark county inspire me. I think the organization provides essential services and I want to support our programs in every way I can.”

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