Executive Director, Immaculate Heart Community
Immaculate Heart Community (IHC) is a Southern California faith-based community comprising both current/former religious and lay members. It is a multi-program social service provider with a mission of social justice and wide public benefit to the disenfranchised members of society. IHC operates five ministries in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties, and also supports and works with a broad range of individuals and organizations to identify and mobilize solutions to address the community’s most critical issues. With nearly five decades in its current form, and an additional century of historical service roots, IHC serves today’s issues and challenges through its diverse missions, mobilizing its considerable physical and human resources.
IHC utilized Third Sector Company’s Nonprofit Leadership Search and Support retained executive search service to locate and place its next Executive Director to provide leadership and direction in alignment with the strategies and core tenets set by the Board of Trustees and the membership. After an extensive national search which located multiple extremely talented leaders, the Board has chosen Ms. Linda Alexander to be its next ED.
Alexander brings over 20 years’ experience in successful strategy development, program implementation and community engagement in the public and nonprofit sectors. In advocating for the marginalized and working for social and economic justice for all, she has developed and maintained constructive and collaborative relationships externally, organizationally and across cultures in private industry, the public sector and the nonprofit world. Since 2014 she has served as the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Partnership (Long Beach), a highly-regarded regional nonprofit support service provider. Previous positions included: Program Officer, First 5 LA, and Executive Director, Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles. Her education includes San Francisco State University and Cal State Long Beach, with a focus on Psychology.
The Board of Trustees of IHC was extremely pleased to have attracted so many outstanding applicants, and especially to have identified an individual with such strong compatibility with the mission, philosophy, culture and impact objectives of IHC. Board Chair Jean Scott thanked the SoCal Search Team of Third Sector Company and noted that in her extensive experience in public and private organizations, TSC managed one of the best search processes she has ever seen.
An additional essential service that TSC provided to IHC was the Interim COO position, held by Darrell Paulk, who adroitly and successfully guided the organization through significant transition and paved the way for success in the new ED’s tenure, which will officially begin January 22, 2018.