Pink Lemonade Project has hired Thalia Williams as its first ever Director of Programs with the support of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
“I am honored to join the Pink Lemonade Project as director of programs because I can’t think of a better cause to support than breast cancer. Their programs are so amazing and much needed by patients, survivors, and their families, and I am excited to develop them so much further,” Williams said.
Williams will direct the vision, implementation and evaluation of the complete portfolio of Pink Lemonade Project programs, ensuring that they grow in quality and number of people served, while maintaining and expanding relationships with the community and health system partners, said Susan Stearns, Pink Lemonade Project CEO.
Williams brings with her 15 years of experience coordinating and directing drug and alcohol prevention programs in Arizona, most recently as director of prevention programs at Southwest Behavioral and Health Services.
Columbia Credit Union has promoted current COO Lindsey Salvestrin to the position of executive vice president and chief operations officer. In this new position, she will continue in her chief operations officer role while the credit union benefits from her insightful collaborations around its strategic direction.
Salvestrin joined Columbia Credit Union in 2000 as a financial services officer at the Cascade Park branch and became an operations supervisor and then branch manager within her first couple years on the team. From 2006 to 2016, she earned her several promotions related to support, digital and member experience. In 2011, Salvestrin became Columbia CU’s corporate project manager, where she set the foundation for today’s project management office before transitioning to a senior vice president and service delivery. In 2017, Salvestrin continued to expand her influence by overseeing the branch network and facilities departments in addition to her digital banking, digital cards and support services teams as SVP chief operations officer.
Salvestrin has been involved in the Credit Union Executive Society, including the CEO Institute, the Product & Channel Management School and the Strategic Growth Institute. She is also a certified innovation executive completing courses at MIT Sloan and Stanford through the CUES Strategic Innovation Institutes.