A Message from the Board President

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Message from Board President -

As you may have heard, Deb Hopkins will be departing from Girls Inc. at the end of July to work for the national headquarters in a newly created position as Director of Corporate Partnerships and Cause-Related Marketing. Although both Girls Inc. and the nonprofit community of Worcester will miss her unwavering leadership, it is a testament to the excellence at Girls Inc. of Worcester that the national office would look to us for executive talent.

Deb is excited for the opportunity to make a difference on a national level in the lives of girls and entrusts a very dedicated and talented board and staff at Girls Inc. of Worcester to continue to bring the agency to new heights. Girls Inc. will continue to fire on all cylinders with great programming and strong fund development. The relationships that Deb has nurtured with other community groups will continue to be a priority for the board and the incoming CEO.

We are engaged in a search process and are excited to bring on new leadership to build on the great strides that Girls Inc. has made over the last several years. The staff will continue to demonstrate their unwavering focus on the girls throughout the transition.

Deb will remain committed to ensuring a smooth transition prior to her departure. Girls Inc. of Worcester wishes her the best of luck and looks forward to crossing paths with Deb at her new role in the future.

On a personal level, Deb has become a strong personal friend and colleague whom I greatly admire and respect. I consider the powerful synergy combining the best of our hearts and minds to have resulted in a dedicated team that created extraordinary outcomes. Like all of you, I will miss her local presence. But more importantly, I couldn't be more excited and proud to have Deb involved with Girls Inc. on a national level.


Victoria Waterman

Board President, Girls Inc. of Worcester