Janice McAdams to lead SECU Family House

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Janice McAdams, a development professional with more than 16 years of fundraising experience, has been named executive director of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, a Chapel Hill nonprofit that provides an affordable, safe, nurturing home away from home for seriously ill adult patients, their family members, and caregivers from throughout North Carolina and beyond.

McAdams will officially start in June, filling the role left by former Executive Director Greg Kirkpatrick, who stepped down in December 2012 after more than seven years with the organization. Janice Ross, who directs operations at SECU Family House, has served as interim executive director.

“Janice McAdams rose to the top as a natural and exceptional fit for this position,” says SECU Family House Board President Bob Woodruff. “She brings with her years of experience in all facets of fundraising, as well as the compassion, leadership and community spirit our families, volunteers, and donors have come to expect.”

McAdams departs Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, where she has worked since 1997 as Director of Advancement and, more recently, Director of Community Advancement. Among her many accomplishments, she has overseen exponential growth in the Trinity Annual Fund, guided two capital campaigns totaling $10 million and established a scholarship endowment.

McAdams holds a master’s of education and doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education. Her other professional experiences come from University United Methodist Preschool, the NC Department of Human Resources day care section, and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, John, and has three grown children.

Development consulting firm moss+ross led the search. McAdams officially starts June 3rd.


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