New Sun Rising is happy to announce that Jamie Johnson has been promoted from Manager of Performance Improvement to Director of Programs for the organization.
In her new role, Jamie oversees the development, implementation, and strategic growth of capacity building programs that improve the vibrancy of disinvested communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
“I hope to support more diverse and equitable opportunities for communities, not exclusive to geographically, to demonstrate their self-discovered abilities. Communities dictate what they need and how they should go about addressing their needs. I believe we serve at the pleasure of communities,” Johnson said.
New Sun Rising Executive Director Scott Wolovich said he is “extremely grateful to have someone as trusted, talented, and genuinely committed as Jamie to direct our capacity building programs into the future.”
“During her time with NSR, Jamie has demonstrated strengths in designing and managing complex programs with multiple partners, such as leading a program with My Place at Action Housing centered around providing employment stability, entrepreneurship, and personal leadership training for chronically homeless young adults,” Wolovich said. “When the opportunity came up to design and direct the Nonprofit Resilience Program, we had no hesitation that her prior experience in social work and knowledge around personal development would be a great fit.”
Jamie said she is eager to continue working on the Nonprofit Resilience Program, which allows her to apply her counseling education and training to support business leaders.
“There are many personal factors that contribute to a leader’s ability to advance an organization and team towards their mission,” Jamie said. “Knowing that their efforts contribute to the lives of those they serve, why not provide a way for them to take time to evaluate how they can better care for themselves?”