FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEB. 15, 2023
Contact: Rachel Rickman
Marketing & Development Manager
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Local nonprofit Partnership for Families, Children and Adults recently welcomed Lynda LeVan as director of grant strategy and compliance and Sarah Wilkerson as director of human resources.
A Tennessee native, LeVan holds a degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. With more than 25 years of nonprofit experience, LeVan most recently served as the executive director of SoLit, a local literary arts nonprofit organization, where she oversaw and improved its funding base, daily programming and administration. Through her established career, LeVan brings to Partnership an extensive knowledge and proven record of success in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, marketing and strategic management.
Graduating magna cum laude from the University of the South, Wilkerson joined Partnership in 2018. Most recently serving as Partnership’s human resources manager, Wilkerson strengthened the department’s focus on DEI policy, operational innovation and recruitment strategies. Wilkerson worked alongside Partnership’s previous director of human resources for years and brings extensive knowledge of Partnership’s human resource processes and unique staff needs.
“Partnership is on a strategic journey of increased community impact,” said Partnership CEO Kevin Hyde. “It is critical that we have leaders who not only bring the right professional experience, but also share in our vision to grow Partnership’s mission and impact. Lynda and Sarah are certainly those leaders.”
As director of grant strategy and compliance, LeVan develops and strengthens Partnership’s government grant funding strategy, trains programming staff on grant best practices and ensures grant compliance to sustain Partnership’s service delivery.
As director of human resources, Wilkerson ensures effective and equitable personnel services, including the hiring, recruiting and retaining of staff. She also serves as a key information and support resource for Partnership staff.