In the Media
WESTERN SLOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – MISTALYNN MEYERAAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2018 (Grand Junction, CO) – The Western Slope Center for Children Board of Directors and staff are excited to welcome their new Executive Director, Mistalynn Meyeraan, to their organization. Meyeraan succeeds the previous Director, Melissa Lytle, who resigned in October 2018. Meyeraan will lead the non-profit Center which provides collaborative services to children victims of violence and sexual abuse and their families in a supportive environment that reduces trauma and promotes dignity, justice, and healing. The Center is located in Grand Junction, Colorado, though it serves victims and interdisciplinary agencies from all over Western Colorado.
“Mistalynn Meyeraan brings with her over 13 years of marketing, public relations, business administration and public management experience to The Center at a time when fundraising and brand awareness is crucial to the organization” stated Dr. Bill Hilty, the Center’s Board President. “She stood out from other candidates due to her passion to serve our community and strong business background, we collectively look forward to the impact that she will bring to elevate this important cause in our community.”
Meyeraan most recently worked at Reynolds Polymer Technology and the City of Grand Junction; prior to her move back to Western Colorado she was employed at Winter Park Resort. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from the University of Phoenix, 2008 and in 2017 received a nationally accredited graduate certificate from the University of Colorado Denver from their Colorado Certified Public Manager Program, School of Public Affairs. Meyeraan is a native to Western Colorado.
“Daily I am inspired by the Center’s mission and the critical work that my new team accomplishes,” stated Mistalynn Meyeraan, new executive director for The Center. “This is primary treatment and prevention at its core and makes a dramatic difference in the lives of the most severely abused children in our community. I am beyond honored to lead this incredible organization and I ask that during this important time of giving that community members think of the Center’s cause and make a commitment of an investment to help the children of Western Colorado.”
The Center has a staff of eight and coordinates nine contracted SANE (sexual assault nurse exam) nurses. Meyeraan will serve a diverse board of directors, who include 14 community members. If anyone is interested in joining the Center’s Board of Directors, please contact the main office at 970.245.3788. Tours of the Center and interviews are available upon request.
About the Center (https://www.wscchildren.org/)
The Center promotes healing and justice for children who are victims of violence and sexual abuse while striving to make the community safer through prevention education and advocacy.
Mistalynn L. Meyeraan
Western Slope Center for Children
(970) 245-3788 office
(970) 393-3053 cell
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