Help us find the new PNA Executive Director!

Help us find the new PNA Executive Director!
By ana-maria

Dear PNA Members, Friends, and Supporters,

As you may have already learned, Lee Harper, PNA’s amazing executive director for the last 9+ years, has decided to move on to new professional and personal adventures. In Lee’s words,

“I’ve been with PNA for nearly a decade and I’m so proud of where we are and so grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to lead this organization in collaboration with the board, staff, membership, and larger community. For myself, I’m ready to take a step back, relax a little bit (!), and explore the ‘what’s next’. As for that, I plan to spend the next couple of years using my skills and experience to help organizations throughout King County deepen their impact through a combination of consulting and interim leadership. Though I’m leaving as PNA’s executive director, I’ll remain a member of this community that I love.”

Her last day is October 3*, when she will give the keynote address at the Greenwood Senior Center’s Power of Community Breakfast. We’d love to see all of you there to support the Senior Center and send her off in style!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to express our deepest thanks and admiration for Lee and her innumerable contributions to strengthening the PNA and our community (many of which will be highlighted in the Fall issue of The Review).

Two of the hallmarks of the PNA are stability and visionary leadership. In the past 40 years, we have had only two executive directors! These are big shoes to fill, but we are excited to move forward and are up to the challenge. We have already made great progress in our search for our third leader to guide PNA into the future.

Developed with the assistance of PNA staff, Board members, and our dedicated Transition Team (comprised of staff, board, and community members), we are pleased to share with you the PNA Executive Director Job Announcement.

We need your help in spreading the word about this opportunity! Please share this announcement with your personal and professional networks via social media, email, word of mouth, or however you best communicate.

In the meantime, after much thought and conversation, we have determined that hiring an experienced interim executive director (who will hopefully be on board within the next month) is our best opportunity to build a bridge between Lee’s leadership to the next permanent executive director, while simultaneously adding flexibility and capacity to the organization during this busy transition time.

*(Update 8/7/19: Great news! Lee will stay on past her original October 3 departure date, until we have hired  a new executive director, and we won’t be hiring an interim director.)

We are excited to introduce you to our new leadership, both interim and permanent, in the coming weeks and months, and we can’t wait to see what our next visionary leader will bring to the PNA! In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the transition, then please email us at [email protected] to share your thoughts.

Best wishes,

Amanda Froh
PNA Board President


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