On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha Danielá de Lima McGlynn as AVP’s new Executive Director.
Natasha's stewardship of AVP over the past 9 months since her appointment as Interim Executive Director has successfully led the organization through pandemic challenges, organizational restructuring, and reshaping organizational culture.
Through efforts and initiatives like AVP’s first published research report, enhanced intern program, and pivot towards data-centric management and advocacy, which includes AVP’s acceptance into and participation in The Scattergood Foundation’s RISE Readiness program and AmeriCorps VISTA’s program as a host site, Natasha has demonstrated an innovative vision for AVP. Her efforts have substantially raised AVP’s public profile at City Council hearings, discussions with policymakers, community events and rallies, and local/national media.
As a co-victim of homicide, Natasha has shown that she is committed to enhancing AVP's services to better support AVP's clients and meet the needs of victims and survivors in Philadelphia. She has also shown the Board that she's a fervent advocate for staff and is equally committed to cultivating a culture of care at AVP where staff are appreciated, engaged, and thriving.
Natasha has been instrumental in the Board’s development, having helped our expansion this past fall with the additions of Kellan White and Tania Isaac Hyman, and getting AVP accepted into Cause Strategy Partner’s BoardLead program, a highly selective board recruitment, placement, training and support program that matches promising nonprofit organizations with professional candidates from Comcast, PwC, S&P Global and Barclays.
As we work towards increased stability and sustainability for AVP, Natasha’s sense of partnership in clarifying relationships and processes across all layers of the organization is an additional asset. It remains clear that she is invested in the success of AVP at this critical juncture, and we are confident Natasha is best suited and capable to move AVP forward into its next phase. The Board of Directors is deeply committed to working closely with Natasha to further her efforts and co-design the future of AVP.
Prior to AVP, Natasha was at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where she facilitated the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and systems to manage government information and data and provide information-related assistance and services to the general public and media. While at the Federal Reserve Board, Natasha also played a key role in launching several diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including the formation of employee resource groups. As a leader of employee resource groups, Natasha managed relationships and collaborations with government officials, other system-wide employee resource groups, and financial and academic institutions. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board, Natasha consulted in connection with complex, high-profile and transnational litigation, including litigation against the United States Department of Energy. Natasha has a wealth of knowledge in government and regulatory affairs, nonprofit management, and community development.
Originally from Brazil, Natasha was raised in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of Poly Prep Country Day School, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese/Brazilian Studies and Economics from Smith College, and a Master of Public Administration with a Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. As a Student Fellow with the Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse at the University of Pennsylvania, Natasha’s graduate research on violence against women in public spaces from a public administration lens earned her the 2020 Fels Public Service Award. She recently completed a fellowship with the New Leaders Council. Natasha will be the first Latina to hold the position of Executive Director at AVP.
We are confident that Natasha's many talents, collaborative and engaging leadership approach, wide-ranging experience, and passion for AVP's mission will continue the organization’s success and give shape to AVP's vision for the generations to come.
Please join us in congratulating Natasha on this well-deserved appointment!
Chair, Board of Directors
Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
June 25, 2021