FERNDALE – Affirmations Community Center announced last week that WBB+McCormack will assist in the next phase of the search for a new executive director.
David Garcia served as Affirmations executive director for two and a half years and earlier this year accepted a position as Director of Policy and Community Building for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in California. Since that time, Jon Fitzgerald has been serving as the center’s interim executive director.
The center announced the new phase of the search in the summer, deciding to utilize a consulting firm and an advisory council, opening the process to select a future director.
“I am excited that we have the ability to work with WBB+McCormack, a LGBT owned firm, in the next phase of our search,” Frank Aiello, Affirmations board president said. “Having a strong connection to the LGBT non-profit community across the country will allow us to be proactive in finding the best candidate for the center. We are also confident that the firm’s extensive experience in this area will allow us to complete the search as quickly and effectively as possible.”
WBB+McCormack was established in Los Angeles over 20 years ago by veteran search consultant Joseph A. McCormack, and is a joint venture between McCormack & Associates and minority-owned Wesley, Brown & Bartle in New York. The firm is a national provider of specialized executive search services for senior executives and board members for non-profit organizations with a focus on healthcare, social services, and social justice. It is among the first to specialize in diversity recruiting.
WBB+McCormack has a national scope and has assisted with the placement of hundreds of staff at LGBT organizations, including its most recent placement of Executive Director Jerry Peterson at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park.