API-GBV Interim E.D. Message
Board Approved 4-1-20

The API-GBV Board of Directors is pleased to report that we have hired Mary Vradelis, to serve as our Interim Executive Director through this important leadership transition for the organization.  As we announced earlier this year, our Founding E.D. Chic Dabby planned to step down on March 31.  Despite Califorina’s stay-at-home requirements, Chic and Mary have worked together remotely over the past two weeks to transfer information and processes.  Mary officially begins the role of API-GBV’s Interim E.D. on April 1st.  Chic remains on staff through July 1st to continue to share her depth of knowledge and experience to support API-GBV’s continued commitment to excellent service to the field and complete a variety of programmatic responsibilities.

Ms. Vradelis brings over 30 years of nonprofit management experience, and extensive experience in leadership transition and coaching.  She will work with the board and staff over the next 6-9 months to use this transitional time to continue excellent programs and practices, and prepare the organization for our next E.D.   During this time, we will also work together to establish our plan for the search.  We look forward to sharing our progress and next steps.  You may reach Mary Vradelis at mvradelis[at]api-gbv[dot]org