In January, the Society’s Board of Directors appointed Anna Titley as St. George’s Society’s new Executive Director.
Anna has more than a decade of non-profit experience working in both the UK and US and has been with St. George’s Society for over seven years. Anna’s knowledge of the Society’s membership and operations will serve the organization well as we approach our 250th anniversary in 2020.
Upon accepting the position, Anna said “I am deeply honored to be taking on the role of Executive Director at St. George’s and look forward to building on the great foundation that has been developed over recent years thanks to the support of our loyal members.”
St. George’s Society is also thrilled to welcome three new faces to the team…
Eliane Abou-Assi joins us as our Event Manager. Eliane comes from the American Autism Association (AAA), a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by providing them with access to quality therapeutic and educational resources. During her time with AAA, Eliane focused on innovative growth strategies for small non-profit organizations, while developing a voice for families to fight stigma of mental health and developmental disabilities, specifically in low-income and ethnic minority communities. She additionally volunteers her time with the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP), Habitat for Humanity, and at her graduate alma mater Teachers College, Columbia University to aid in research analyzing the impact of the current social climate on the identity development. Eliane is a California native and a lover of food. In March 2017, Eliane was awarded the City and State Above & Beyond Award for being recognized as one of the most influential female leaders in the New York State’s non-profit industry. Eliane@stgeorgessociety.org.
Hastings Hill joins us as our Communications & Membership Manager. She joins us from the Marketing & Public Relations team at Broadway Dance Center where she managed their public-facing communications and supported the cultivation of strategic partnerships both locally and internationally. Originally from Memphis, TN, Hastings developed her love of British culture and history as a graduate student at King’s College London, where she completed an M.A. in Cultural and Creative Industries in 2012. She looks forward to bringing her enthusiasm, versatility, and dance moves to St. George’s Society. Hastings@stgeorgessociety.org.
Grace Owen joins us as our Operations Coordinator, on a one-year placement with the Mountbatten Internship Programme. Originally from Yorkshire in the UK, she specializes in broadcast media and non-profit organizations. During her time in the media, she worked in editorial roles for Discovery Networks Europe, the BBC and Channel 4 amongst others. She founded the charity networking initiative Telly Talk London in 2012, which went on to provide careers for nearly 100 young professionals. The events also raised over £3000 for the mental health charity Mind. Her work led to a Broadcast Hotshot award, which recognizes the most talented under 30s in the industry. Her most recent role was in digital media at the Royal College in London. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, is a qualified fitness instructor and has a passion for dance. Grace@stgeorgessociety.org.
The St. George’s team, L-R: Julie Rosenberg, Hastings Hill, Anna Titley, Mary Lamasney, Grace Owen, Eliane Abou-Assi