Jayne Park Steps In As IMPACT Silver Spring's Executive Director
The Board of Directors of IMPACT Silver Spring is pleased to announce the selection of Jayne Park as our next Executive Director, effective December 1, 2014.
For 17 years, Jayne Park has held various leadership positions in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in the greater Washington, D.C., area, including serving as Senior Strategic Advisor to IMPACT Silver Spring 2011-2012. She has been a long-time active member of the IMPACT network, and supported key organizational work such as the development of IMPACT’s role in the initial formation of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network.
Jayne co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), a community-based legal services and advocacy nonprofit serving low-income Asian Americans in the D.C. metro area. Her philanthropic background includes serving as the Deputy Director for the Community Foundation for Montgomery County (CFMC) where she led the Nonprofit Advancement Fund. Jayne has also served as a member of the Consumer Health Foundation’s Health Equity and Racial Equity Advisory Committee, and most currently works as a consultant to the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.
“Jayne's substantial experience in the local nonprofit and philanthropic communities, combined with her deep understanding of IMPACT's network building approach, makes her ideally suited to lead IMPACT Silver Spring in fulfilling its mission said Sterling Crockett, IMPACT's Interim Board Chair, ” said Sterling Crockett, IMPACT's Interim Board Chair.
The board believes that Jayne’s deep knowledge of IMPACT Silver Spring’s past work and future aspirations will provide a smooth leadership transition and advance the organization’s work. Additionally, Jayne has been learning about best practices for resident-led change in communities around the country, knowledge that will be invaluable to strengthening IMPACT’s work. IMPACT Silver Spring’s staff is looking forward to Jayne’s leadership and is excited to see her return to the team.
“I am honored and privileged to have been chosen as IMPACT’s next Executive Director,” said Jayne. “I look forward to working with IMPACT's network, and building upon its 15-year history as a catalyst for social innovation and community transformation.”
Jayne has received numerous leadership awards, including the 2006 Exponent Leadership Award from the Meyer Foundation, the 2005 Excel Leadership Award from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and the 2003 Trailblazer’s Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. In addition, she was named a 2005 Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine. Jayne is a graduate of Brown University, and Boston College Law School.