Chris Rothermel will be leaving our team in June. Chris came on board in August 2017 as our Office Administrator. Chris quickly brought structure and order to a lot of the day to day administrative and financial operations here at the DC Center and his attention to detail is greatly appreciated. Chris recruited volunteers, led the quarterly volunteer orientation, and trained all front desk volunteers and staff. While I was on Sabbatical, Chris was promoted to Operations Manager of the DC Center and managed the staff and DC Center programs seamlessly by working closely with Kimberley Bush, our interim Executive Director.
During his time with us Chris was involved in many aspects of our work in the DC Center, including grant writing. Chris wrote a grant proposal to the City Fund which resulted in $52,000 in support from the City Fund. In the past, the City Fund has not funded LGBTQ-led organizations, and as far as we know, this is the only grant where they have done so.
Chris is a Certified Nonprofit Professional who holds a Masters in Non-Profit Administration and many years of experience working in nonprofit management. While we are sad to see him go, we all wish him best of luck in his future endeavors and look forward to seeing where his career takes him.