After a unanimous vote by its Board of Directors, ’05 MPA Jaime Saunders has been named Chief Executive Officer of Alternatives for Battered Women, a Rochester, NY area non-profit. Alternatives for Battered Women serves Monroe County as the only licensed provider of shelter and services for individuals affected by domestic violence.
Saunders developed her fundraising skills as Development Associate and Special Events Coordinator at The Salvation Army and St. Joseph’s Villa before joining Foodlink as the Community Relations Director. Once she joined Foodlink (a $4 million nonprofit with nearly 50 employees covering 10 counties), she was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer/Vice President of Operations. Saunders’ responsibilities included overall agency management, human resources, program development, grant compliance, marketing and fundraising. Jaime has spent the last four and a half years at the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) and is currently an Associate Director. During her tenure at CGR she assisted nonprofits, philanthropic foundations and local governments to rethink, evaluate and strategically plan for the future.
Saunders, who is a Rochester native, is a graduate of Whittier College with a bachelor’s degree in business and sociology and a minor in women’s studies, and she also holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She has extensive experience in the areas of leadership, staff development, strategic planning, organizational diagnostics, public policy, fundraising and marketing.
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