MANCHESTER, NH – Waypoint has named Colleen Kelty to a new Director of Impact position, promoted Erin George-Kelly to Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, and added Cindy Stewart as Interim Development Director. These three individuals bring decades of experience to Waypoint’s leadership team and will help the organization further its mission to empower New Hampshire citizens.
“Cindy is dedicated to raising awareness of our mission and funds for our core operations and services, while Colleen and Erin will be ensuring that our efforts are clearly aligned to deliver the greatest impact for the people and communities that we serve,” said Borja Alvarez de Toledo, Waypoint president and CEO. “With Cindy and Colleen on board and Erin in a new role, we look forward to furthering our mission by supporting new strategic opportunities, enhancing our resources, and using them efficiently and effectively to help those we serve.”
Waypoint created a new Director of Impact position to measure the organization’s effectiveness and develop strategic initiatives to maximize its impact. With a decade of experience, Kelty recently held a similar position as the Coordinator of Organizations and Leadership at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Prior to that, she gained experience as an organizational growth consultant who collaborated with clients to identify needs and develop education and strategy solutions to address those needs. She also served as Associate Director of Area Development and as an educational leadership consultant for Alpha Xi Delta. Kelty earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UNH and a Master of Arts degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University.
Kelty is joined by Erin George-Kelly in a newly created position as Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives. In her new role, George-Kelly will help guide the organization by identifying and supporting new strategic opportunities while ensuring that they integrate Waypoint’s culture and values. George-Kelly has been with Waypoint for more than 17 years and has served as Director of the Runaway and Homeless Youth department for the past decade. During her tenure in that position, she more than tripled the size of the department. Prior to working at Waypoint, she spent five years in various youth and family service roles. George-Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and Psychology from Gordon College and a Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling from Union Institute and University.
George-Kelly and Kelty will work closely with Cindy Stewart, who recently joined Waypoint as Interim Development Director. She has 25 years of experience as a development professional with a long track record building relationships and raising funds for a broad cross-section of New Hampshire nonprofits. For nearly five years, she held the role as the Major Gifts Officer at New Hampshire Public Radio. Prior to that, she held roles as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Antioch University, the Director of Development at Cheshire Medical Center and the Director of Development at the Colonial Theater in Keene. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Kelty and Stewart join Waypoint’s dedicated staff working collaboratively in the community to create a social safety net for all New Hampshire residents. Established in 1850, Waypoint is a statewide, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages through an array of human services and advocacy serving more than 8,000 people through 24 programs and 14 locations across the state. Visit WaypointNH.org for more information.