The board of directors of YWCA of Greater Charleston has appointed LaVanda Brown as their new executive director.
LaVanda brings more than 20 years of on-the-ground experience in social services, including an early career in social work, to our team.
She has led and advised several Savannah-area nonprofit organizations, including Family Promise of Greater Savannah, Union Mission, and Greenbriar Children’s Center, as well as others in the behavioral health, employment, and community services arenas.
A passionate advocate for causes including the promotion of gender equality and diversity and helping at-risk teens and homeless populations, she envisions a world where differences are not just tolerated but celebrated. "The mission of the YWCA is one that is very much in line with my personal mission of empowering women and celebrating differences," she says.
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