The Dayton Foundation Welcomes New VP of Operations and Senior Fellow
The Dayton Foundation is pleased to introduce Jeanne Holihan as its new Vice President of Operations and Noreen Willhelm as the new Senior Fellow for the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative. The Foundation adopted the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative in 2016 as a pilot program to engage highly skilled, older adults in leadership roles with area nonprofits to address significant issues in Greater Dayton.
Holihan, who previously served as Senior Fellow for the Foundation’s initiative, has an extensive background in financial and strategic planning, as well as human resource experience. She previously worked for The Dayton Power and Light Company for more than 20 years, with her last role being that of vice president and treasurer. Deborah Dulaney, who has served as the Foundation’s Vice President of Operations since 2007, will retire at the end of June.
Holihan’s volunteer community leadership experience includes serving on the boards for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, St. Joseph Treatment Center and the Dayton Metro Library. She also is a volunteer reader for the Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Radio Reading Service.
Noreen Willhelm has been a nonprofit manager in the Dayton area for more than 25 years. She most recently served as the national director for The Grail in Loveland, Ohio, assisting women who were continuing their lifelong work for social justice. She also has served as the executive director for the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Rhythm in Shoes, as well as an interim executive director for Planned Parenthood of the Greater Miami Valley.
An active community member, Willhelm currently serves as the vice president of the Board for the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and volunteers for House of Bread.^ top of page
IN THEIR WORDS
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– John and Beth Ey, Dayton Foundation donors since 1999