NON-PROFIT SPOTLIGHT: Promise in Brevard Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer Nan Evans
By Space Coast Daily // July 15, 2018
brings wealth of knowledge and experience
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Promise in Brevard, a nonprofit organization for individuals with special needs, announced the addition of Chief Operating Officer Nan Evans to its growing team.
Evans, who brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, was hired to oversee all business development and day-to-day operations of the organization.
“We could not be more excited to have Nan be a part of the Promise family,” said Betsy Farmer, Promise executive director/co-founder.
“We have been searching for a COO who would meet the goals of our organization for a long time, and Nan is the perfect fit. She is extremely efficient, has extensive managerial skills, fully supports our dream and will help lead Promise over the finish line in the coming months, as well as into the future.”
ABOVE VIDEO: Betsy Farmer’s efforts on behalf of individuals with disabilities have earned her national recognition and was recognized as a 2105 Central Florida Humanitarian.
A West Melbourne resident, Evans has close to 20 years of experience in executive management, accounting and strategic planning and served six years as the Director of Finance and Operations at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne before becoming part of the Promise executive staff.
In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the accounting and human resources departments, as well as the academy’s ancillary services, campus security and school facilities. Prior to that, Evans served as a Controller for the Lovelace Health Plan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and held previous positions as a Chief Financial Officer and Audit and Consulting Manager for other corporations in New Mexico.
Evans earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Accounting, from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and is a licensed CPA in New Mexico.
She currently serves as Chairwoman of the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School Finance Committee and Vice President of Membership of the Genesis House Guild Board; was past Vice-Chair of her former Parish Finance Committee, in which she helped raise $200,000 in four years; and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Alpha Psi.
Evans and her husband, Jeff, of 33 years, have three sons, and her brother, James, is a Promise in Brevard resident.
“I am so thrilled to be a part of this vibrant, new living option for young adults with special needs,” Evans said. “I am most looking forward to working with the dynamic team that is already in place, getting to know more of the ‘Promisers’ and seeing the growth of this amazing organization that will occur over the next few years.”
Established in 2009, Promise in Brevard offers unique housing opportunities for adults with special needs, as well as vocational training and employment opportunities and a wide range of life enrichment activities.
The Promise Main Campus, which is located on 39 acres in West Melbourne, Florida, is nearing completion, and Promise will employ many of its 126 residents throughout its 11 planned social enterprises.
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