Dana Mangum Named New Chief Executive Officer

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After a comprehensive search, SHIFT NC is pleased to announce that Dana Mangum will lead the organization as its next Chief Executive Officer. Dana will join the organization on February 11th.

Dana joins the organization after five years leading the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV). During her time with NCCADV, Dana oversaw major expansions in the organization’s staffing and budget, and a multi-year plan to incorporate equity and inclusion into the organization’s practices.

Kristin Ito, MD, chair of SHIFT NC’s board of directors and a member of the selection committee, expressed the board’s enthusiasm for the hiring decision. “Dana has such a rich background leading organizations that advocate for sexual health. Her expertise in organizational growth and stability, and her concrete experience incorporating equity and inclusion into both internal and external work make her the perfect leader to help us pursue our current strategic priorities.”

Dana takes the helm at SHIFT NC following Bethann West James, JD. Bethann has served in the role of Interim CEO since the departure of former CEO Traci L. Baird in September to become CEO of EngenderHealth.

About Dana Mangum

Dana Mangum has been advocating for the rights of marginalized and underrepresented populations in the fields of women’s and sexual health for her entire career. Dana moved to North Carolina as a young child and was profoundly affected by her immigrant mother’s experience facing prejudice in the South. Graduating with a Master’s in Health Policy from Duke, Dana’s interest in sexual health initially led her to work at GSK in their HIV/AIDS group. When she wanted to make a greater impact on statewide sexual health, she entered the nonprofit world as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Community AIDS Fund at Duke’s Center for Health Policy and Inequities Research. For more than five years, she led the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence as Chief Executive Officer. At NCCADV, she oversaw the doubling of both the organization’s budget and staff size. She also oversaw a multi-year comprehensive program to incorporate equity and inclusion into all practices of the organization, and an increased focus on LGBTQ and Latinx populations. Dana has served on the strategic and financial planning committees for the national and statewide Board of Directors for UN Women, USNC, that focuses on gender equality and empowerment of women, and co-taught global health courses at Duke University.


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