CapDev-led Search Yields New Executive Director for The Enrichment Center
The Enrichment Center has announced the hiring of Amy Myers Stevens as its Executive Director, effective November 21.
Founded in 1983, The Enrichment Center strives to empower and enrich adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through its arts-based curriculum. The goal is to enable them to grow as individuals, live with dignity and have choices in how they fulfill their lives.
A native of Yadkin County, Stevens worked for the past ten years with national nonprofits Sunrise Community based in Miami, FL and Mosaic based in Omaha, NE. Both organizations work to provide services to individuals with disabilities. Stevens describes herself as having the heart of a social worker and a head for operations. She is known for her ability to transform organizations and inspire staff, as well as manage calmly during a crisis. While in FL, she ran a make-shift shelter for 150 people with severe developmental disabilities during a lengthy post-hurricane power outage.
"We are very excited about the energy and experience that Amy brings to The Enrichment Center," said Patton Lowe, Chair of the Center's board of directors. "The fact that she grew up near Winston-Salem and attended school just a few blocks away from the Center adds to our enthusiasm about having her join us in this leadership role." Stevens replaces Valerie Vizena who retired earlier this year after 12 years as Executive Director.
The Enrichment Center was assisted in its search by Capital Development Services, a Winston-Salem based fundraising and executive search firm.