Respected Purposeful Leader with over 20 years of experience in outreach, service planning, capacity building, strategic planning, resource development and proposal writing/reviewing and grants management. An esteemed reputation for providing optimal leadership, service, and support for small and large organizations.
As the Director of Community Outreach & Advocacy for the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Fatima develops the Agency’s internal and external approaches to brand strategy. Fatima has engaged with the senior services network for more than 20 years. Sharing her skills and talents with Greater Cleveland Volunteers, Alzheimer’s Association, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Public Library.
As a Librarian, she developed more than 5,000 programs including health and wellness initiatives, and received the 2014 Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Fitness.
Fatima is an ALA Spectrum Scholar and Carnegie- Whitney Grant-2015 recipient to create a compendium – Passport to Aging: Celebrating Global Perspectives.
Fatima is the current Chairperson for Library Services to an Aging Population, Committee of Reference and User Services Assn. (RUSA) and VP Elect RUSA-RSS. A prolific grant writer securing funds throughout her career for innovative programs. In addition, Fatima has earned a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University and a MSLIS from Syracuse University. Fatima continues to be a tireless advocate for older adults, libraries, and
Keywords = Inclusion, Outreach, Senior Services, Health and Wellness
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