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Aug, 2015

New Interim ED & 10th Anniversary Celebration Announcement

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Hi API Equality-LA friends,

Great news! As you know, we have been preparing for my transition out of my position as API Equality-LA’s Executive Director.  We are pleased to announce our newest staff member, Amita Swadhin as our Interim Executive Director. We’re so happy to have found the perfect person to lead us forward and know she will bring so much to API Equality-LA.Please join me in welcoming Amita!

Over the next month, Amita and I will be working closely together to ensure continuity in all our work including our search for a permanent executive director.  I will be officially stepping down in early September, and Amita will continue to advance our growth as a powerful API LGBTQ movement organization.

Amita comes to us fresh from her stint as the Los Angeles Executive Director of Peer Health Exchange, where she oversaw astounding growth in programs, funding and local board development. Originally from New York City, she has roots in youth organizing, anti-violence work and the LGBTQ community and is a co-founder of South Asians for Justice, the local chapter of which has added a new vibrancy to the API movement in LA.

As our first order of business in this transition, we’d both like to ask you to join us at our 10th Anniversary Celebration: Leading Change! Tickets for the October 24th event are now available for purchase, you can find more details in the flier below. Amita and I will both be in attendance and we look forward to seeing you there for dinner, dancing, celebrating deserving honorees and a glimpse into our next decade!

Eileen Ma



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