Scott Tapped to Lead Wildlife Center

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center has selected Chris Scott as its new executive director following a nearly five-month regional search and selection process.

The Boyce-based nonprofit has a mission to ensure the future of native wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation, education and research.

“Scott has a varied and wonderful background in nonprofit management, fundraising, strategic planning, social media, and website development,” said Board Chairwoman Lisa Goshen. ”These are all skills that will help advance the ambitious mission of the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. He has served nonprofits at all levels and has a breadth of perspective and experience.”

Scott has more than 25 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. He earned a master of divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg and is working on a doctorate degree. He served as executive director of the American Red Cross in Winchester until 2015 and more recently was the executive director of Help With Housing, Inc. He has also worked with an organization helping at-risk youth in Highland County. He serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke counties.

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