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Announcing Our New Executive Director…

By on October 16, 2019 in News

We are thrilled to announce the selection of a new Executive Director to lead the West Virginia Nonprofit Association. After a nearly year-long process, the WVNPA board and executive search committee has chosen Tasha Anderson to serve as the organization’s new executive director! Tasha will begin her training and leadership succession next month and will take over fully from Laura Lee Haddad in 2020. Laura Lee is retiring after seven years in her role.

Dr. Tasha Anderson joins the WVNPA with more than 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Prior to accepting this position, she was the Program Director for the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative Grant, a project shared between the WVNPA and Philanthropy West Virginia. She is originally from South Dakota and has experience in both nonprofit and private business. Her background includes serving as executive director for both crisis service and enrichment service nonprofit organizations.  Tasha has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Dakota with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management/Marketing and a Master’s in Business Administration. Tasha is focused on nonprofit administration and capacity building for WV nonprofits.

“I am excited to continue working with the nonprofits of West Virginia in this new role,” said Anderson. “The sustainability of our nonprofits is so critical to the success or our communities in the state.” Heather Foster, WVNPA Board Chair, believes this is a natural next step for the association. “Tasha’s experience and education will be a great asset to the organization and will build off of the great momentum that Laura Lee Haddad has already put in place for us.”

Join us in welcoming Tasha to the WVNPA!



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