DEC welcomes its new Executive Director, Dr. Leah Weiner
The DEC Executive Board is pleased to announce DEC’s new Executive Director, Leah Weiner, Ed.D.
Leah brings a unique combination of
experience, knowledge, and interests that position her well to lead
DEC’s ongoing evolution into a vibrant, thriving membership
organization. She blends knowledge of and expertise in organizational
leadership with a passion for children with disabilities and their
As Executive Director of a nonprofit
recreational program for children with disabilities, she successfully
recruited over 2000 volunteers. Leah also brings fundraising experience
as a Development Director for a nonprofit, developmental
disability organization and for a major hospital. She spearheaded an
advocacy training program related to education and disability. Leah
has a strong commitment to equal access, particularly for children with
disabilities living in poverty.
Leah holds a doctorate in Organizational
Leadership and Development and a Masters in Public Administration from
Pepperdine University. She also has academic teaching experience in
the area of Nonprofit Management. Leah has administered
small and large organizational budgets, organized educational
conferences, launched a national membership program, and created public
relations and marketing campaigns. She is well-versed in capitalizing
on social media to meet organizational objectives and
in generating revenue through a variety of fund raising mechanisms.
Leah’s education and experiences are well
aligned with the unique needs of membership organizations such as DEC.
Leah brings great energy and a vision for moving DEC towards its
mission of promoting policies and advancing evidence-based
practices to support the optimal development of young children with
special needs and their families.
Leah’s official start date is July 1, 2013.
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