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Introducing our New Executive Director — Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson has been appointed to lead the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation as its new Executive Director. Amanda brings over 30 years’ experience leading and managing a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, including The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, The Northwest AIDS Foundation, The Executive Service Corps, Coronado School of the Arts, The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, The Tri-County Coalition for Literacy, and the Foothill Conservancy. She has spent more than 10 years consulting and coaching nonprofits to develop and build internal capacity, leading them through redevelop/refresh processes and transitioning them for growth.

Amanda’s comprehensive skills include hands-on participation in non-profit management, fund raising, events, grant solicitation, and nurturing donor relationships. Along the way, she owned and operated a successful management/consulting company, providing inspiration, strategic planning, guidance, goal-setting, and collaboration with boards, staff, and organizational stakeholders.

Her career has taken her to New York, Washington, Texas, Tennessee, and California, covering a broad spectrum of programs, including the arts, environment, education, health, social services, literacy, and more. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and Professional Coaching and Trainer certifications from The Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara and Bridges Out of Poverty in Memphis.

“The Board is excited to welcome Amanda to Albie Aware and believe her experience and vision will fit in well with our organization,” said Ann Grottveit, Albie Aware Board President. “Her past achievements and successful career clearly demonstrate she is capable of producing first-class results, and her knowledge of non-profit development, strategic planning and business development will position our programs for long-term growth.”

Please join us in welcoming Amanda in her new role.

Ann Grottveit
Board Chair
Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation