Joy Hill Whitaker, Chief Executive Officer

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Joy Hill is a child advocate who has spent her professional career working on issues that improve the lives of children, their families and the community at large. She is a currently Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, responsible for managing the strategic planning and operation of the organization in support of its’ mission and goals. She is a Board of Directors Member for Community Cares, Community Does.

Before coming to BGCSM, Ms. Hill was a member of the New Leaders for New Schools, Washington, DC team. She served as Operations Manager and was Special Assistant to the Executive Officer. Before joining the New Leaders’ team, Ms. Hill served as Division Manager for the National Center for Children and Families over-seeing community based prevention services, outreach programs and managing the community school program at JC Nalle Elementary School in the District of Columbia.

She is co-founder of Achieve Success, a program that provides academic services to low-income students and their families. Ms. Hill also founded Superior Consultants (SC) in July 1999. The goal of Superior Consultants is to provide management, proposal and development services to private companies and nonprofit groups.

In addition to helping to advance the agendas of SC clients, Ms. Hill has worked in various capacities of program development, fundraising, marketing, and youth and community advocacy. This includes administrative oversight, budget management, staff training, strategic planning, comprehensive reviews and assessment reports.

Ms. Hill’s earlier service to children and families included work at the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs as the Director of Development and as an acting Vice-President before joining the NCCF staff. From 1991 to 1999, Ms. Hill worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington leading to her appointment as Director of Resource Development. Her duties included securing gifts-in-kind, grant and proposal writing, corporate strategies and relationships, program development, planning and initiatives, and oversight of compliance for corporate gifts for 10 non-profit shelters and/or group homes.

Ms. Hill has previously edited a national trade magazine and marketed and promoted a national higher education publication. She has expertise in public relations and public affairs and understands the strategic dissemination of information to enhance program value to both the community and to funding entities.

Ms. Hill works with several charities that provide necessities for children in crisis both here in the United States and for a school in Ghana, West Africa. She also recruits schools, small businesses and corporations to participate in charitable events and programs.

She has been honored for her work with abused and neglected children and for her work at a youth shelter program. She continues to look for innovative ways to improve the lives of children.

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