The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center is pleased to announce the selection of Lisa Spallitta as its new Executive Director. Lisa is succeeding Fay Mauro, who has been ED since the Volunteer Center’s inception in 2001. AACVC has been planning for this transition for the last 18 months and is excited about the skills that Lisa brings to the organization as it looks to the future of connecting volunteers to meaningful opportunities in Anne Arundel County.
Fay Mauro continues to work closely with the Volunteer Center as she transitions into retirement. Lisa is grateful to have Fay’s guidance and support as she takes on her new role. “For the past 15 years,” said Fay Mauro, “I have been blessed with many wonderful opportunities to learn, work, train, and volunteer throughout Anne Arundel County. To have been part of this amazing AACVC team – those currently serving and those who have now moved on – has been an amazing gift!”
Lisa brings to the position her broad experience as an independent contractor in IT and accounting management. She holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Information Systems from Loyola College (now University) in Baltimore. Having lived in Anne Arundel County since 2009, she recently completed Leadership Anne Arundel’s Neighborhood Leadership program and is now enrolled in the LAA 2017 Flagship class.
“While we will miss Fay’s strong history of volunteer engagement and nonprofit guidance, we are excited by the possibilities that will unfold with new leadership,” said Bruce Morgenstern, President of the AACVC Board of Directors.
Volunteering has been a part of Lisa’s life since college. She was an active volunteer with HandsOn Baltimore for many years. A turning point for Lisa was in 2014 when she participated in the Big Ride Across America, a charity bike ride across the US, to support the American Lung Association. The 48 day journey fostered her desire to become more involved in community service. Lisa has been active with AACVC for over a year. She is excited to use her IT knowledge and experience to guide the Volunteer Center through its next phase as technology is rapidly transforming the work of nonprofits and volunteer communications. Her new role as executive director will also allow her to leverage her skills in a more personally fulfilling way. She shared, “The beauty of working with the Volunteer Center is knowing that I am helping people throughout the county by connecting volunteers to local nonprofits.”
Lisa’s first big event as ED was Project Green: 9/11 Day of Service where 240 volunteers from both the community and the Naval Academy united together to beautify both Jonas Green Park and the WWII Memorial in Annapolis. The day was a big success and a good example of the impact that volunteerism can have on the community.
The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 2001 and an affiliate of the Points of Light/HandsOn Network. The Volunteer Center inspires and coordinates volunteers, engages and supports nonprofits, and builds coalitions with businesses, to strengthen Anne Arundel County and improve lives in the community. On average, each year AACVC engages over 4000 volunteers with over 400 non-profits.