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Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Appoints New CEO

Friday, April 4, 2008 General News J E 4
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ATLANTA, April 3, 2008 Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Georgia,a statewide non-profit dedicated to the prevention of child abuse; todayannounced the appointment of DePriest Waddy as its new Chief ExecutiveOfficer. As the agency prepares to embark on its 25th year of leadership inthe area of child abuse prevention, Waddy, an experienced marketing andmanagement professional, will help PCA Georgia develop strategies to buildcapacity and increase awareness of the agency's mission.

"DePriest's leadership will allow us to enhance and expand the work PCAGeorgia is doing to prevent child abuse and neglect throughout Georgia," saidMark Stancil, PCA Georgia Board Chair. "His outstanding accomplishments in theareas of fundraising, strategic planning and marketing will strengthen therelationships we have with our partners, while raising the profile of PCAGeorgia's mission."

Waddy has more than 20 years of fundraising, strategic planning andmarketing experience working with various Atlanta-area non-profitorganizations and corporations. Prior to joining PCA Georgia, he served aschief operating officer and executive vice president at Big Brothers BigSisters (BBBS) of Metro Atlanta, Inc. He was also the chief operating officerand director of finance for Atlanta Public Schools' Project GRAD Atlanta andwas a marketing manager for BellSouth Telecommunications in Atlanta.

"PCA Georgia's reputation as the leader in Georgia's child abuseprevention arena is well-known," said Waddy. "I am looking forward to workingwith the staff, volunteers and board to continue this important work and buildupon the agency's many successes."

In addition to his new role at PCA Georgia, Waddy serves on the boards ofTech Bridge, Odyssey and Creating Pride.

About PCA Georgia

Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Georgia is the only statewide non-profitorganization dedicated to preventing child abuse in all its forms. For morethan 20 years, PCA Georgia has been leading, supporting and coordinatingcitizens and professionals in a comprehensive effort to end child abuse. PCAGeorgia is breaking the cycle of abuse by reaching out to individuals,families, and communities through a multitude of programs and services. Theseinclude a toll-free HELPLINE for all Georgians, the First Steps and HealthyFamilies Georgia programs for parents of newborns and young children, Stop itNow! Georgia, reaching out to all adults to promote knowledge of theconditions that allow sexual abuse to occur. PCA Georgia is comprised of achartered council network of more than 55 local organizations throughoutGeorgia, working to support families and children in their communities withprevention programs and services. Additional efforts include training andeducation for child and family serving professionals and advocacy for policiesthat promote child well-being. For more information, visit www.pcageorgia.org

SOURCE Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
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