Monday, November 3, 2014

New Executive Director of Kansas Volunteer Commission Announced

TOPEKA, KAN. ----- The Kansas State Department of Education today announced the hiring of Brittany Crabtree as Executive Director of the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC), a governor appointed commission that serves to promote and develop volunteerism throughout Kansas.

Prior to joining KVC, Ms. Crabtree served as Director of Education and Marketing for LeadingAge Kansas, an association of 160 not-for-profit aging services providers serving more than 20,000 Kansas seniors each day.

Her experience also includes serving as the State Program Specialist for the Corporation for National and Community Service, where she promoted the importance of public service and volunteerism.

As Executive Director, Ms. Crabtree will oversee the work of the Kansas AmeriCorps, Volunteer Generation Fund Program and Kansas Mentors, as well as the administration of federal funding to AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund Program.

Additionally, she will work under the direction of the KVC to develop and fund service programs in Kansas and help connect Kansans with volunteer and service opportunities.

“Brittany comes to us with a long history of service, having been an AmeriCorps member herself and having worked for the Corporation for National and Community Service,” said Dr. Scott Myers, Kansas State Department of Education Director.  “Along with her excellent credentials in the realm of volunteerism, she brings with her a palpable level of excitement, vision and dedication to the position.”