In a note to staff and board, GlassRoots Board President Roger C. Tucker III announced that Program Director Lisa Duggan will step in as GlassRoots Interim Executive Director as the organization continues its search to fill the position vacated by outgoing CEO Barbara Heisler. Tucker wrote:
"It is with great pleasure that the GlassRoots Board and I announce that Lisa Duggan will be the GlassRoots Interim Executive Director, effective January 30, 2021. We have full confidence in her ability to do the job and appreciate her willingness to do it. Lisa will have the full support of the Executive Board, and. I ask that you support Lisa, as well.
We are excited about the opportunity to work with Lisa in her new role and look forward to all of us taking on the unique challenges the new year will bring."
Stepping away from her position after nearly 8 years, CEO Heisler shared that she is delighted that Duggan agreed to take on this role to provide stability during this time of transition. "Lisa has been a fully engaged manager since joining GlassRoots, and will excel in this role as well." The Board also announced that Heisler will be staying with GlassRoots as a Grants Advisor through the transition period.
Duggan will assume the Interim leadership role on January 30, 2021. The Board's search committee continues its work through the numerous applications for the Executive Director position aided by a search firm, and expects to fill the position in an expeditious manner.
While administrative staff continues to work from home, Duggan can be reached via email or phone. during business hours.