CFNC Names Lisa Carter as Executive Director

December 13, 2016 Susan Keightley

Former CFNC Director of Development selected to create financial stability and deepen stakeholder relationships

The Child & Family Network Centers’ Board of Directors announced that Lisa Carter has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Carter will officially assume the position on January 3, 2017 with a renewed focus on creating financial stability for the organization and extending its visibility in the Alexandria community and beyond.

“Lisa was a natural fit for the position of executive director,” said Bill Marino, CFNC Board Chair. “Lisa brings a proven track record of partnership building and leadership, as well as a passion for the work and a dedication to the children we serve.”

For the past three years Carter has served as CFNC’s Director of Development. During that time, she has consistently achieved and surpassed all revenue goals. She was instrumental in securing CFNC’s largest single Twitter donation of $25,000 and led the effort to cultivate more than $2.5 million for CFNC’s new headquarters and classrooms in Alexandria’s West End. Carter also took the initiative to develop the organization’s first Young Professionals Council to engage the next generation of donors and leaders for CFNC.

“Early childhood education is essential to a child’s long-term success. I’m thrilled to be given the platform to use my talents to help guide CFNC toward a more stable and prosperous future so we can ensure a better tomorrow for the children we serve,” said Carter.

Prior to CFNC, Carter was part of the development team at USO World headquarters, a $265 million nonprofit that supports America’s military. She also served as Development Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area chapter and as the Director of Events for the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia chapter. Before embarking on a career in nonprofit fundraising, Carter was a television reporter at WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, VA and at the Charlottesville Newsplex in Charlottesville, VA. While in Charlottesville, she also served on the board of directors of the Jefferson Area CrimeStoppers.