On June 1st, Youth On Their Own (YOTO) welcomed Nicola Hartmann as its new Executive Director. Nicola joins the YOTO team after a six-year tenure at San Miguel High School, where she served as the Director of Advancement & Corporate Relations, and a two-year term at the Sunnyside Foundation, where she was Executive Director. Nicola comes with a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector as a creative leader growing annual giving programs, cultivating donors, and engaging boards. She also holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

As the agency gears up for the 2016-2107 school year, Nicola prepares to continue YOTO’s exponential growth and success providing support to Southern Arizona’s homeless and at-risk students. Nicola comments, “I feel incredibly fortunate to serve as the new executive director of this impactful organization and I look forward to working with the dedicated staff, board, donors and volunteers who ensure Youth On Their Own successfully supports our community’s homeless youth.”

Other staff members are excited for the skills and strengths that Nicola will bring to the team. David Martin, YOTO Director of Programs, says, “YOTO is excited for this new chapter. Nicola joining our team really demonstrates where YOTO is at and the direction we are heading in order to better serve our students and the greater Pima County.” Tom Hoyt, incoming Board President, also states, “We are very excited that Nicola has joined our team. She has the skills and personality to lead us with our effort to invest in our homeless youth and community.”

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