- Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:59
July 9, 2013 (San Marcos, CA) - The Board of Directors and senior leadership of Casa de Amparo have announced the selection of Tamara Fleck-Myers, LMFT, as Executive Director. Fleck-Myers assumed the leadership on July 1, 2013 after an overlap period with Sharon Delphenich who had served as Executive Director for the past 17 years.
Fleck-Myers, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, previously served as Director of Programs for Casa de Amparo. She has over 20 years' experience in the social services field working with children and families affected by abuse and neglect. She is widely recognized for her visionary approach and accomplishments in program development, organizational growth, process improvement, and fiscal management.
Before joining Casa de Amparo in 2010, Fleck-Myers was Division Director, Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention and Intervention Services for San Diego Youth Services. Past positions also include Director of Foster Care Services and the Bridge Program, San Diego Youth Services; Director/Campus Administrator for Salvation Army Door of Hope, San Diego; and Program Director, Devereux Georgia Treatment Network.
"My motivation and guiding force is a desire to live a purpose-driven life, says Fleck-Myers. "As Executive Director for Casa de Amparo, a priority is to develop an organizational culture that shares that same commitment. It is this sense of purpose that enables each one of us to go the extra mile toward ending cycles of abuse by helping families learn, grow, and heal while developing strong healthy bonds with their children."
"Tamara is exceptionally skilled at building and motivating dynamic teams," said Mark Allyn, Board Chair. "Her excellent relationships with county officials, donors, employees, volunteers and community will serve Casa de Amparo well as we continue to expand our services to children and families in San Diego County."
Preparation for the transition has occurred over the past year. "Tamara steps into leadership of an organization that is financially and programmatically strong, well led by both Board and management, and supported by a dedicated and competent staff," said Allyn.
Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo is recognized for leadership in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization serves all of San Diego County, offering six age- and issue-focused programs for children (ages birth through 24) and families who are affected by or at risk of abuse or neglect. Annually, Casa de Amparo provides support to approximately 1,500 children, youth, adults and families on a budget of $4 million. Casa de Amparo is the San Diego Chargers Courage House, part of a national network of NFL teams and local charities dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. For more information, see www.casadeamparo.org.