Project MANA is pleased to announce that Deidre Ledford has been named as Executive Director.
Originally from a small town nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Deidre received her BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master in Environmental Management from Duke University. In 2011, Deidre moved to Lake Tahoe and began working for Project MANA as an AmeriCorps member through the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation AmeriCorps Program. Prior to transitioning into the role of Executive Director, Deidre served in four additional staff roles within Project MANA and has come to know the organization inside and out. Deidre has a deep passion to serve the community in which she lives and is dedicated to empowering the food insecure to escape from hunger and poverty.
Project MANA has also named Julie Malkin-Manning as Development Director. Born and raised in metro Detroit, Julie’s entire career, 15 years with the automotive industry, has been spent designing and implementing innovative campaigns and events that educate, connect, motivate, inspire and influence the way people think and act. Since moving Lake Tahoe in 2008, Julie has been marketing, fundraising and managing special events for profit and nonprofit organizations in the Reno-Tahoe area, including JDRF and The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.