SHIFT NC announced today that longtime community leader and nonprofit champion, Janeen Gingrich, has been appointed interim CEO, effective September 1, 2016. Prior to her appointment, SHIFT NC Board of Directors Chair Craig Wagner temporarily served in the role of interim CEO.
“Janeen’s extensive experience in the non-profit sector at multiple equity- and access-driven organizations at the local, statewide and international level brings a unique perspective to the SHIFT NC environment. She has had a truly multi-faceted career journey,” said Craig Wagner, Board Chair. “I am excited to work with Janeen as we continue to make significant steps to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health, and to deliver high quality, meaningful support to youth-serving partners.”
Janeen joins SHIFT NC with over 20 years of nonprofit experience in development, program direction, technical assistance, and strategic partnerships. She has spent the past 14 years focused on advancement work for non-profits, with an emphasis on capacity building and organizational development. Her expertise includes annual campaign development, foundation relations, strategic partnership development, and board and staff development.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help provide operational support as staff and board carry on the organization’s strategic initiatives to help all young people grow up healthy,” she said. “We will continue executing SHIFT NC’s strategic plan to improve adolescent health across the state.”
During this interim period, the Board of Directors will assess the permanent leadership needs of the organization to help ensure the selection of a qualified and capable leader who is representative of the community; a good fit for the organization’s mission, vision, values, goals and objectives; and has the necessary skills for the organization.
"We are confident that Janeen will ensure the stability and accountability of the organization until new permanent leadership is identified,” added Wagner.