30-Year-Old Nonprofit Strengthens Team & Resources to Serve More Homeless Youth

Tucson, AZ – In June 2016, Youth On Their Own (YOTO) welcomed Matthew Palmer as its new Director of Finance and Operations. Matthew joins YOTO after a decade-long tenure at St. Louis Efforts for AIDS, a nonprofit organization addressing care, treatment, and prevention for those living with or at-risk of being infected with HIV. With a degree from American University (Washington, D.C.) and a wealth of nonprofit experience, Matthew is a tremendous asset to the growing team.

Commenting on his appointment, Matthew said, “I have spent the majority of my professional career working in nonprofits. What they provide to our community is invaluable. The services that Youth On Their Own provides, the staff’s commitment to the youth, and the board’s commitment to both youth and staff is unparalleled. I feel very fortunate and honored to be working with this distinguished organization.”

Nicola Hartmann, YOTO Executive Director, is excited for the energy and expertise that Matthew brings to the position. “Matthew is a great addition to our team. He brings nonprofit experience that is important for both programs, and for the donors who want to know their gifts are being properly managed.” Kristyn Conner, YOTO Development Coordinator, also states, “We are all very excited that Matthew has joined our close-knit family. His passion, knowledge, and attention to detail are critical as Youth On Their Own continues to endure as a transparent and fiscally accountable nonprofit in Tucson.”

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