United Way Fresno and Madera Counties Names Lindsay Callahan as New President & CEO
Fresno, CA- United Way Fresno and Madera Counties today announced that Lindsay Callahan will be the new President and CEO, effective February 1, 2016. Most recently, Ms. Callahan was a consultant for the Fresno County Office of Education in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Prior to working with the Fresno County Office of Education, she founded a successful local intermediary organization called the Central Valley Afterschool Foundation that continues to thrive today.
Lindsay Callahan was raised in the Fresno area and attended Clovis schools before receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UC Davis and her Master’s Degree of Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State. Her time in Sacramento included a stint in the California State Assembly, including serving as a prestigious Jesse Marvin Unruh Fellow. Lindsay spent several years at the Foundation Consortium for California’s Children and Youth, managing a state level public private partnership between the foundations and the California Department of Education.
Callahan will be succeeding R. Michael Alexander who retired in June 2015 and interim President and CEO, Bob Reyes who led the organization while the United Way Fresno and Madera Counties Board of Directors searched for a replacement. Mr. Reyes will return to his role as board chair.
“Lindsay brings an exciting energy to the organization, her unique combination of leadership experience, networking ability and passion to help our community makes her an ideal president and CEO,” said Bob Reyes, Interim President & CEO, United Way Fresno and Madera Counties.
A passionate advocate for children, youth, and families, Lindsay commits her spare time to promoting the Fresno community. She is the immediate past president of the Junior League of Fresno and also sits on the board of directors for several local organizations. She was recently awarded the Adult Volunteer of the Year award from HandsOn Central California and was named one of Fresno’s 40 under 40.
“Lindsay is someone who is deeply committed to our community and I join the rest of the board in welcoming her,” said Greg Baker, Vice-Chair, United Way Fresno and Madera Counties.
About United Way Fresno and Madera Counties
The mission of United Way Fresno and Madera Counties is to improve the quality of life in our communities. By focusing on the areas of income, education and health, they work towards making permanent and lasting change rather than just giving out charity.