Leadership Transition at LCADV

Meeks to Leave Domestic Violence Coalition

For More Information Contact:

Beth Meeks, Executive Director

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Phone:  (225) 752-1296

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2016

The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence announced this morning that effective December 31, 2016 Beth Meeks will be resigning her position as Executive Director after more than 7 years in that role.

Meeks has accepted a position with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) in Washington DC.  NNEDV supports domestic violence coalitions and service providers in all 56 states and territories through resource development, public policy work, technical assistance and training.  It also acts as the national voice on behalf of the domestic violence community to elected leaders at the federal level.

LCADV Board President, Kathy Williams, announced that Mariah Wineski, Director of Public Affairs and Ally Engagement, who has been with the organization for 4 years, will be serving as Interim Director while a search committee locates a permanent Executive Director.

‘Mariah is very familiar with agency staff and programs.  She has a long history with the organization and is respected both inside and out.  We are confident that she will provide the stability and leadership we need during our search.’, said Williams.

Williams, who will oversee the search process, thinks the leadership role at LCADV provides an exciting opportunity.  ‘We have accomplished a lot. We have had many historic public policy victories, achieved significant improvements in service quality throughout the state and we have recently expanded the coalition staff.  We have a really strong staff and board who operate well as a team.  It will be a great experience for the right candidate.’

‘I have learned much, been cared for and seen many positive changes and much growth in the people and community around me.’  said Meeks. ‘It is very hard to leave.  This agency and this state mean so much to me.’

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