Minnesota AIDS Project Names Interim Executive Director

Mar 04, 2011, 12:29 ET from Minnesota AIDS Project

Kathleen H. Corley brings extensive nonprofit leadership to Minnesota's largest AIDS service organization

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) Board of Directors announced today that Kathleen H. Corley has been named interim executive director.  Ms. Corley will oversee the operations of the agency, analyze the agency's operations and infrastructure, and assist the Board as it identifies a new full-time executive director. MAP's current CEO Lorraine Teel, who has led the agency for the past 20+ years, will retire on April 1, 2011.

"Lorraine Teel's leadership and vision have been central to the growth and stability of this agency and she will be dearly missed. She leaves behind an incredible legacy and it is the goal of this board to find a new leader of her caliber to guide MAP into the future," said Patrick Troska, Board Chair.  "In order to select our next Executive Director, the Board believes that it is critical to take the time to carefully understand the needs of both the communities served and the inner operations of the agency. We believe Kathleen Corley is the right person to lead this analysis and manage MAP during this transition."

Ms. Corley brings to MAP a broad-based understanding of nonprofit operations, particularly those in transition. The Board was impressed with her history of combining leadership, finance and management skills, fund development and community development while she served in several interim roles.  Ms. Corley has served as interim executive director at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center and at Women's Advocates.  Ms. Corley has also been chief executive officer at the Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley where she guided and inspired the board, staff and volunteers through a successful, fast-paced process to merge with four other Minnesota-based councils.  In addition, she is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota – College of Continuing Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and Hamline University. Ms. Corley is also a member of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity-Minnesota and serves on committees at both the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and The Saint Paul Foundation.  

Known for her collaborative approach and successful management skills, "The Board of Directors strongly believes that Kathleen brings the right combination of skills and experience. She is a seasoned leader who will be successful in guiding MAP through the next six to twelve months as we prepare the organization for its next executive," said Board Chair Troska.  Ms. Corley's first day at MAP will be Monday, March 28th.  

About Minnesota AIDS Project

The Minnesota AIDS Project works statewide to prevent the spread of HIV in Minnesota and reduce the challenge of living with HIV through programs, partnerships, and initiatives to engage every member of our community to take responsibility and care about HIV.  For more information and to find out how you can help, please visit www.mnaidsproject.org.  

SOURCE Minnesota AIDS Project