With great regret but sincere best wishes for her future, NFYI announces that Executive Director Sally Fairman has resigned her position.
“Over the last two years Sally has very substantially advanced NFYI’s mission of amplifying the voice and impact of former foster youth on child welfare policies” Board of Directors Chair Conway Collis stated. “Sally’s work has been especially important in leading last year’s Congressional Shadow Day and directing the organization’s transition to virtual community and congressional Town Halls in response to COVID-19. We are very grateful to her for her dedication and hard work.”
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to be able to be part of moving the vital mission of NFYI forward,” said Fairman. “My goal in accepting this exciting position was to grow and strengthen NFYI. Together, with our talented board and staff, our dedicated members and our generous supporters, we have succeeded. NFYI is in a strong position to build on this forward momentum.”
Rebecca Louve Yao, who previously served as NFYI’s National Organizing Director and currently serves as Development Director, will serve as Interim Executive Director while the Board of Directors conduct a national search, expected to conclude by the end of calendar year 2020.