FSL is pleased to announce Tamara â€œTamiâ€ Bohannon is the nonprofitâ€™s new President and CEO, effective Feb. 7, 2022.
â€œTami recently served as Chief Development Officer for the global health nonprofit EsperanÃ§a and brings over 30 years of nonprofit experience to FSL,â€ said Todd Komaromy, Chair of FSLâ€™s Board of Directors. â€œSheâ€™s worked with a variety of faith based and secular charities in Arizona and is committed to building and strengthening communities. Weâ€™re excited to have her at the helm as we move forward through the pandemic. She brings innovative ideas and strong organizational leadership skills to FSL.â€
Tamiâ€™s experience includes executive leadership, communications and fundraising positions with Catholic Charities Community Services, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Parish, the Sisters of Mercy, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the American Cancer Society.
â€œFor the past 20 years, Iâ€™ve watched the amazing work FSL has done in our community, so it is my privilege and honor to join the team. I am looking forward to working alongside staff, volunteers, community partners and donors to continue moving our mission forward and to serving our participants with excellence and dignity,â€ explains Tami Bohannon. â€œTogether we will be a strong team, mission-focused and ready to innovate to continue and grow services to assist others with issues including health, hunger, aging, illness, loneliness and substandard housing.â€
Tami considers herself a servant leader who prioritizes strategic thinking, collaboration, and relationship building.
Because she believes involvement is an important component of strong communities youâ€™ll find her volunteering with the Greater Arizona Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Pathways for Youth and St. Francis Xavier Parish and School.
She is passionate about ensuring the next generation of nonprofit professionals is informed and implements best practices. Bohannon is a mentor to young professionals and has served as guest instructor for the Fundraising Academy at Maricopa Community Colleges and ASU.
She is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Journalism/Public Relations and holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation.
FSL is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide home and community-based services and to develop energy-efficient, affordable housing to promote health, independence and dignity for all. With a long history of helping Arizona families with issues including health, hunger, aging, illness, loneliness and substandard housing, FSL is committed to improving the quality of life for all Arizonans. To learn more about FSL programs and services, visit fsl.org.