Earlier this week, WLA Project Director Lisa Bassani announced she is stepping down from her position on July 15th. A portion of the letter she sent to to WLA members and supporters is below:
“It was with very mixed emotions that I write to let you know that I will be stepping down from my position as WLA Project Director next month. I have accepted a position at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in their development office. This is absolutely the right move for me and my family at this time, particularly with two small children who require a lot of time and attention! This position will help me build my skill set on the development front, but will also keep me closer to home and make our day-to-day a little easier. I am very much looking forward to that!
It has been an absolute privilege to work in this role these last few years. I have learned a tremendous amount from WLA’s members, friends, and partners across the state and region, and am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside all of you as WLA’s Project Director.
AFT is already putting things in motion to find my successor and I am sure you will see a job posting very soon! If you have thoughts on potential candidates, please let me know and I will pass it along to the search committee. That search committee will be led by AFT’s New England Director, Jesse Robertson-DuBois (firstname.lastname@example.org). I know WLA is in great hands with Terry Jones and Jesse at the helm, and with such a dedicated and talented Steering Committee!…”