July 6, 2016
Los Angeles, CA – Envision Consulting, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit consulting firm, is excited to announce the placement of the Executive Director for the YWCA of Glendale. Tara Peterson will start as the new Executive Director effective July 11, 2016. Ms. Peterson has a breadth of experience working with domestic violence victims, developing and implementing grant programs, providing counseling and support for low-income pregnant and parenting teens and has participated on a variety of advisory committees.
“I am excited about bringing my passion and experience to serve an organization with a rich history,” says Ms. Peterson. “The YWCA of Glendale has a strong commitment to empowering women and eliminating racism, and I look forward to bring to fruition the vision of a strong board of directors, and to develop the staff and programing necessary to make a positive and long-lasting effect on the entire community.”
Ms. Peterson obtained her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento in Ethnic Studies, and her Master’s degree in Education.
“Working with Envision Consulting on our Executive Director search was an educational and seamless process. They kept us apprised every step of the way, and were very pleased with the candidates they presented,” says Board President Jerome French. “We’re thrilled to have Tara as our new Executive Director and look forward to her ideas on how the YWCA of Glendale can prosper and offer new and innovative programs for the community we serve.”
With 20 years’ experience combined in the nonprofit sector, Partners Allison Fuller and Matt Kamin of Envision Consulting understand what it takes to serve on nonprofit Boards, start and lead a nonprofit to success, and much more.
“We think Tara is a wonderful addition to the YWCA of Glendale and believe she has the skills and creative ideas that will help the YWCA continue to succeed and offer programs to the community,” says Partner Allison Fuller.
Established in 1926, YWCA of Glendale has worked to improve the community by empowering women and children in the community to be independent, self-sufficient and live a violent-free life.