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Women’s Centre Hires New Executive Director

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre is pleased to welcome Andrea Carter as its new Executive Director.

“We’re thrilled to have Andrea join us, with her experience in community work and her education in non-profit management,” says Yvette Janzen, chair of the board of directors.

“She has the perfect blend of skills, as well as clear feminist values.”

Carter has a bachelor’s degree in non-profit management and is certified as a Public Participation Professional. Over the past 13 years, she’s moved from front-line work to leadership roles, and has participated in several government advisory bodies, representing under-served and traditionally marginalized communities.

Carter’s most recent position has been as the Director of Programs at HIV Community Link, providing support and advocacy services to communities across southern Alberta. Through her work, Carter has demonstrated commitment to building organizations and communities that are collaborative, empowered, informed and adaptive.

Born in Nelson, Carter is excited to be returning to the area. She enjoys reading, music, exploring the outdoors, and training her “exceptionally smart and equally stubborn” canine pal.

“I’m so pleased by the opportunity to work closely with the community in a leadership role at the Women’s Centre,” Carter says. “My goals and motivation are to set a clear and bold vision for the future of the Women’s Centre by involving all members and partners in co-creating our future.”

Janzen says Carter has been working remotely through August and will be on-site at the Centre on September 8.  “Andrea’s first weeks with the Women’s Centre will involve hiring key staff for the drop-in and volunteer coordinator roles and planning for a safe re-opening of the Centre.”

Follow the Centre’s website (www.nelsonwomenscentre.com), Janzen says, for news of upcoming activities and events.