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Volunteers of North America: President & CEO

Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR is proud to have partnered with Volunteers of North America on this search that has successfully closed. Carolyn Hammond was selected for the position.

Volunteers of America North Louisiana, a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable reach their full potential, welcomes a new leader. After an extensive regional search, the Board of Directors has selected Carolyn Hammond as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Jerry Edwards, president and CEO search committee chair and former board of director’s chair, shared, “Carolyn’s experience in program development and staff leadership made her an excellent choice.”

As President and CEO, Hammond will oversee one of the largest providers of human services in our area. The organization comprised of 375 full-time and part-time employees serves approximately 6,500 men, women, and children annually. Volunteers of America North Louisiana provides an array of programs to change the lives of those in need, including formerly homeless veterans, children and families living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, low-income seniors, and those in need of safe, affordable housing.

“Carolyn has a wide variety of executive leadership and program management – ranging from children and family services, homeless outreach, and housing – that will continue to serve our community and organization very well. We are thrilled to have her lead Volunteers of America North Louisiana,” shared Robert Dean, current board of director’s chair and managing partner at Heard, McElroy, & Vestal, LLC. Read more.