New Executive Director Named
Christine Poward has over two decades of experience leading a variety of health care and not-for-profit organizations. She has demonstrated a successful track record of decisive decision making, team building, communications and branding initiatives, fundraising, and program development and implementation.
Christine has proven experience in all areas of association management including advocacy, brand development, membership, program, services, and communications. She is uniquely qualified to recognize the needs of organizations and create and execute effectively strategies to meet their goals.
Prior to joining Herndon Reston FISH, Christine served as the Interim Division Director for Marketing and Development for NeighborWorks America, a $250 million non-governmental organization that is the nation’s premier leader in affordable housing and community development. During her time with the organization, Christine oversaw fund growth in excess of 25%, a brand redevelopment as well as a strategic reorganization.
“I am excited to be joining Herndon-Reston FISH during this exciting time in their growth. FISH has been an integral part of the Herndon Reston communities for forty five years and I look forward to being part of this great organization and the work they do,” says Poward.
Christine holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.
Important 2014 FISH Dates
Our Financial Workshops will be held at United Christian Parish on 11508 North Shore Drive in Reston on the first Wednesday of the month, except when that date is a national holiday. Upcoming workshops will be on February 5, 2014 and March 5, 2014 from 7pm-8:30pm.
The next FISH Board of Directors meeting will be held March 17, 2014 at the Dominion Virginia Power Lincoln Park Office, located at 3072 Centreville Rd, Herndon.
The 2014 FISH Fling will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon.
FISH continues to receive grants from Fairfax County, the United Way, Community Foundations, and corporations. In addition, many individuals donate generously to FISH. We are fortunate to have so many supporters that help us provide assistance to our neighbors in need.
KING FISH – $10,000 +
ANGEL FISH – $5,000 – $9,999
BIG FISH – $2,500 – $4,999
GOLD FISH – $1000 – $2,499
Exxon Mobil Foundation
Griffin-Owens & Associates
Hidden Creek Country Club
JV Schiro Zavela Foundation
St Anne’s Episcopal Church
St. John Neumann Catholic Community
St. Mark Catholic Church
SAIL FISH – $500 – $999
SUN FISH – $250 – $499
Herndon-Reston FISH appears on House of Delegates Ken Plum’s Virginia Report
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Drivers Are Urgently Needed
Do you have a couple of hours a month that you could spare to drive an individual to and from a medical appointment? If interested in volunteering to drive, please call the FISH Hotline at 703-437-6000 or visit our Volunteer page.
Note that we require evidence of auto insurance, good driving record and we will do a background check, a common practice among volunteer organizations that serve children and/or elderly persons.