CAMP Rehoboth’s Board of Directors announces new Interim Director Lisa Evans
CAMP Rehoboth’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Lisa Evans as Interim Director. Lisa had been serving as Acting Manager of day-to-day operations since mid-April.
The Board continues to recognize the pandemic has fundamentally altered how we effectively deliver services amidst the changing demographics and needs of our community. To that end the CAMP Rehoboth Board chose to hire an Interim Director to proactively chart a course that ensures it continues to meet the needs of today as well as the future and help provide the next Executive Director with a strong foundation to carry the organization forward.
Following a two-month search and interviewing a nationwide group of highly qualified candidates, Lisa was selected because of her nonprofit management expertise including most recently serving as Executive Director of the Baltimore nonprofit One House at a Time. Lisa and her spouse have had a home in Rehoboth for 25 years and moved here full time in 2020.
“Because CAMP Rehoboth is the largest community center serving the needs of LGBTQ people in Rehoboth, greater Sussex County and throughout the state of Delaware, our number one priority was identifying the best candidate who could help assess the current and emerging needs of CAMP in this rapidly changing world,” said CAMP Rehoboth Board President Wesley Combs. “Not only does Lisa bring more than 40 years of nonprofit and government experience leading transformational change in her previous roles, but she also has a long history with CAMP Rehoboth as a volunteer,” added Combs.
“The issues and challenges facing the LGBTQ community make CAMP Rehoboth as relevant as ever. CAMP’s mission of creating a more positive Rehoboth through an inclusive and positive environment for all resonates strongly for me. I hope that my experiences in the nonprofit world can add value to that mission,” said Lisa Evans. “After spending two months as the Acting Manager, the dedication of the staff, the Board, our donors and supporters, and CAMP’s amazing history reinforced my decision to apply for and accept the Interim Director position. Rehoboth has been my weekend and now permanent home for over 25 years and CAMP has been my community. I am very pleased to be an active member of that community.”
With Lisa on board, the Board will next engage in a strategic planning process that it plans to accomplish over the second half of 2022. The Board is committed to engaging members of the community to help the Board develop a roadmap for the future. In addition, The Board will work with a search committee and the community at the appropriate time to begin the process of hiring a permanent Executive Director.
About CAMP Rehoboth: CAMP Rehoboth, which stands for (Create A More Positive) Rehoboth, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit LGBTQ+ community service organization and is the only organization of its type in Delaware today. Located at 37 Baltimore Avenue in downtown Rehoboth, CAMP Rehoboth has been dedicated to building a positive and safe community inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.