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J.R. LAPIERREExecutive Director |

As a dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable community leader, J.R. has been committed to serving historically underrepresented populations with a focus on environmental sustainability, youth empowerment, and community development. With over eight years of experience as Managing Director of Lincoln Hills Cares, J.R. increased the growth of the number of participants and has built partnerships that expand opportunities for youth. His extensive network of coalitions and committees in the region, centered around diversity, equity, inclusion, outdoor education, sustainability, and non-profit partnership, allows the opportunity to make a significant impact.

As a proven community leader, J.R. has led teams toward action, solved problems, built trust, and demonstrated accountability. Under his guidance, Lincoln Hills Cares has experienced significant growth. The programs have fostered partnerships, bridged racial and neighborhood boundaries, advancing resilience, and closing opportunity gaps for youth of color. J.R. draws from a varied and extensive background in, youth development, non-profit management, fundraising, budgeting, communications, and community engagement. His continued goal is to break down barriers and continue to increase opportunities for all.


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