Interim Executive Advocating for Children in California Nonprofit

Interim Executive Advocating for Children in California Nonprofit

With the goal of ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, permanent home, CASA of San Luis Obispo recruits, trains, and supervises local volunteers who advocate for children in the court system. Third Sector Company is proud to announce that Lovisa Stannow is serving as Interim Executive Director for the Central Coast organization.


Lovisa is a graduate of Interim Executives Academy Class #8 and has spent the past three decades working as a social justice advocate, building and leading nonprofit organizations in the United States and internationally. Through her career as a nonprofit leader, Lovisa has developed an especially strong commitment to protecting the wellbeing and work-life balance of those who have made social justice work their profession – the staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations.


I am thrilled to join CASA of San Luis Obispo as Interim Executive Director,” said Lovisa. “It’s impossible to overstate the importance of CASA’s work. This is an organization that supports abused and neglected children who have entered the foster care system. These children face upheaval, often passing through multiple foster homes and schools, and interacting with an ever-changing set of social workers, therapists, and caregivers. Throughout their journey, there is only one constant – the CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers stay with their assigned children, advocating for their rights, listening to them, and recognizing each child as an important and powerful human being.


Lovisa is the former long-time Executive Director of Just Detention International, an international human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health and the West Coast Director and Communications Director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. In the 1990s, Lovisa served as a Press Officer for Amnesty International, following several years as a journalist in Europe and Latin America.


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our best wishes to Lovisa and our thanks to the leadership at CASA of San Luis Obispo for putting their trust in the people, teachings and programs of Third Sector Company that have served community impact organizations over the past 20 years.


CASA of San Luis Obispo County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate for this vulnerable population with the goal of ensuring that each and every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.


Third Sector Company and the graduates of Interim Executives Academy are available to provide vetted, highly-trained nonprofit interim executive leadership. From the training and experience at Interim Executives Academy, the graduates can provide a series of protocols and deliverables to ensure a successful interim leader engagement. They will also have access to mentorship and coaching through our community of interim leadership professionals.


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