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Meet new FAVA Executive Director, Kathleen Jackson

Posted on 10/27/17

Meet new FAVA Executive Director, Kathleen Jackson

Kathleen Jackson assumed the responsibility as FAVA's new Executive Director in July, 2017. She succeeds long-time director Betsy Manderen who retired April 30, 2017 after 23 years of service.

Kathleen's first months at FAVA have been spent meeting members, artists, students and instructors. "The creative energy at FAVA presents endless opportunity and I'm looking forward to exploring all the unique and exciting possibilities for the future," said Jackson.

Jackson previously served as the Executive Director of Cleveland Mediation Center and Senior Citizen Resources in Cleveland. Kathleen Jackson earned her Master's degree in Liberal Studies with concentrations in conflict management, ecovillage development, and nonprofit management/public administration as well as her Bachelor's degree in Applied Conflict Management from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She is currently working on her Master of Fine Arts degree at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Kathleen is a member of the Leadership Lorain County Signature “Best Class of 2018.”

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