SE Uplift Hires Molly Mayo as New Executive Director
SE Uplift is pleased to announce that we have hired our new Executive Director! Molly Mayo, the Founder and previous Executive Director of On-the-Move Community Integration, will be starting with SE Uplift on May 8th. This will allow a good seven weeks of orientation with our outgoing Executive Director, Anne Dufay, whose last day will be June 30th.
Ms. Mayo brings with her a wealth of experience as a nonprofit leader with expertise in day-to-day operations – an administrative “Jill-of-all trades.” Her leadership accomplishments have been formally recognized by Sustainable Business Portland and the City of Portland, among others, for her work founding On-the-Move, a SE Portland nonprofit organization based on the values of community building, sustainability and celebrating diversity.
In addition to high-level competencies in nonprofit administration, she has experience leading a coalition. She facilitated coalition meetings of approximately 40 businesses and organizations working in disability rights advocacy, led strategizing and represented the coalition at State Rules Advisory Committee meetings and in media interviews. The Arc of Multnomah and Clackamas Counties presented her with a leadership award for building this coalition and guiding its effective advocacy campaigns.
Facilitating robust community involvement is a theme of her professional experience. In her role as Executive Director at On-the-Move she developed numerous community partnerships with businesses, organizations and individuals based in the SE Uplift region. She has close ties with all disability-related organizations in our area, as well many other grassroots organizations in the city working on a spectrum of issues from renters’ rights to safety for women to food security. She is a resident of the Richmond neighborhood, and has a good understanding of current issues and a passion for helping our communities be healthy and interconnected.
Skilled in outreach and committed to service – Ms. Mayo is a dynamic leader and a thoughtful listener, excited and prepared for leadership at SE Uplift.
SE Uplift will be hosting a party in June to celebrate the accomplishments of our outgoing Executive Director Anne Dufay and to welcome Molly Mayo in to her new role. Stay tuned for more information.