July 18, 2011
Washington Women In Need Appoints New Executive Director
Michelle Nitz-Weiss leads next phase of WWIN’s growth and development
Bellevue, Wash. — July 18, 2011 — Washington Women In Need (WWIN), a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to low income women in the state of Washington, today announced its new Executive Director, Michelle Nitz-Weiss.
“The board of directors and I are pleased to welcome Michelle Nitz-Weiss as our new Executive Director. Michelle has a special heart for helping women and their families, and she brings a wealth of experience in running a community service organization such as WWIN. We are thrilled with her commitment to helping women in need,” said Susan Stead, president of WWIN board of directors.
Michelle has been committed to community service throughout her life, and she has volunteered for many organizations benefiting women and families, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Schools for Spectrum Foundation.
“Many women in Washington struggle with how to make ends meet, how to land a job to support their families, and how to regain the self-confidence needed to make them better workers, moms, wives, and community members,” said Michelle Nitz-Weiss. “My hope is that we can help these women directly by offering even more assistance for them in the coming year through the help of our esteemed volunteers, donors, and partners.”
Nitz-Weiss holds a master’s degree in health services administration from Xavier University and has 18 years of management experience in the non-profit and healthcare sectors. She served as the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Ventures at Overlake Venture Center for Overlake Hospital, and most recently as the CEO of the Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) Foundation.
As WWIN embarks on its 20th Anniversary next year, Michelle will be charged with driving fund development and brand awareness efforts to ensure that WWIN can increase the amount of support given to women in Washington state.
About Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Founded in 1992, Washington Women In Need provides education and health care assistance to low income women who are at least 18 years of age and are residents of Washington. Washington Women In Need provides funding to more than 300 new women each year, and it has funded more than 5,000 women since 1992. For more information please visit www.wwin.org.
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