nancy-schoenfeldThe DC AAP Board of Directors announced at the September 8th Board meeting that Nancy Schoenfeld will be stepping down as Executive Director, effective December 31st, 2016.

Nancy has served the chapter as Executive Director since 2010. During her tenure with DC AAP, the chapter has grown significantly — increasing its budget, expanding programming, implementing accounting and organizational management policies and procedures, cultivating relationships with multiple community partners and government agencies, broadening advocacy and legislative efforts, and strengthening DC AAP’s reputation as a champion for children’s health in the District of Columbia.

In tendering her resignation, Nancy expressed her great fondness for DC AAP’s officers, Board of Directors, chapter members and staff, noting her “admiration for the devotion of the numerous pediatrician volunteers who work so hard to improve the lives of children in DC. My years with DC AAP have provided a cherished opportunity to work with outstanding pediatricians, community advocates and government staffers on numerous important projects to benefit kids. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as DC AAP’s Executive Director. I look forward to following DC AAP’s continued growth and success.”

“For her 6+ years as the Executive Director, Nancy has grown the organization in membership, budget, and programming,” said Board President, Dr. Marcee White. “But, even more importantly, she has made DC AAP an integral force for improving child health & well-being in the District. We will truly miss her and hope she will continue to stay involved.”

Given Nancy’s upcoming departure, the Board of Directors is currently identifying and interviewing candidates for the Executive Director position. The position is a unique one that ranges from strategic planning to day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate will have experience with organizational and program management, as well as fundraising and advocacy skills.

Please forward the job description to anyone you think might be a good fit for the position and encourage potential candidates to send a resume and cover letter to the DC AAP Search Committee in care of Nancy.Schoenfeld@aapdc.org