Nancy Chang announced as new Executive Director

Reel Grrls today announced the appointment of Nancy Chang as the new Executive Director. Nancy is well known in the youth development community for her work with Skate Like a Girl and King County Youth Development Network. She will assume her post at Reel Grrls immediately, succeeding Ilona Rossman Ho, Reel Grrls’ Interim Executive Director and former Board President.

“We are thrilled to have Nancy on board at Reel Grrls. She is well known for her experience and passion for community building,” said Ms. Rossman Ho. “Nancy transitioned Skate Like a Girl from a grassroots organization to a thriving non-profit, and positioned the organization globally as a leader in creating inclusive skateboarding communities that support and celebrate female skateboarders. She’s going to do a terrific job of inspiring girls and young women to make their voices heard through media production at Reel Grrls.”

“I’m honored to be the Reel Grrls’ next Executive Director, and to have the opportunity to continue to build this remarkable organization,” said Chang. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with the Reel Grrls team to continue to offer outstanding programs to our community of girls and young women while ensuring the organization’s sustainability for the future.”

Nancy holds a BFA from the University of Washington Art School, and a MPA from the Evans School of Public Affairs. Prior to coming to Reel Grrls she served for 11 years at the City of Redmond Parks and Recreation where she built teen programs, cultivated STEM programs, and served on the community coalition King County Youth Development Network.

“This is such an exciting time for Reel Grrls! We have worked hard and smart throughout this transition and I would like to extend a special thanks to Ilona Rossman Ho who did a superb job shepherding the organization to this new phase of growth,” said Board President Jennifer Geist. “Nancy Chang is a perfect choice for our new leadership with her deep knowledge of youth development programming and her flair for fun! We have also taken up residence at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, a perfect home from which to build community partnerships that are game changers for young people.”

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