BOONE — Elisha Childers has been selected as the new executive director of the Children’s Council, the organization announced recently. Childers has more than 26 years of progressively responsible experience in the administration and operation of nonprofit organizations.

Her roles have included client services, program management, grant writing, fundraising, advocacy and executive leadership. Her career began in 1991, when she accepted an internship, followed by her first job, at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, which ignited a deep interest in organizational psychology, leadership and development.

In 2010, Childers became the executive director of the Children & Family Resource Center in Hendersonville after eight years with the organization. In this role, she was responsible for guiding the organization in fulfilling its mission while managing a 25-member team, nearly 100 volunteers, a diverse board of directors, a $1.2 million budget and multiple state contracts (grants).

Childers was recently appointed to the Birth through Third Grade Interagency Council by the N.C. General Assembly. She has served as a member of the board of directors for the United Way of Henderson County and is a member of the Hendersonville Rotary Club and the WNC Early Childhood Coalition.

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