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Eras Senior Network Welcomes New Executive Director

Eras Senior Network is excited to announce the hire of Darryl Anderson as its new Executive Director, effective April 5th, 2023. Anderson joins Eras Senior Network from the Racine Family YMCA, where he served as Vice President of Social Responsibility and Chief Operating Officer for two years.

Anderson brings over 10 years of leadership experience from both the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs to this new role. During his tenure at the Racine Family YMCA, he oversaw significant growth and expansion of programs and services, including the creation of new community outreach initiatives that provided resources and support to underserved populations. Anderson’s commitment to advancing community work has also been demonstrated through his volunteer service as a board member with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha, Advisory Council Member for Thriving Communities at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and working with YMCA associations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota as the Youth & Teens Peer Community Chair for the Upper Midwest Alliance of YMCAs.

"I am thrilled to join the team at Eras Senior Network and to continue the important work of serving older adults in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties," said Anderson. "I am deeply committed to the organization's mission and look forward to building on the strong foundation that has been established under the leadership of previous Executive Director, Kathy Gale."

Anderson succeeds Gale, who served as Executive Director for 22 years. During her tenure, Gale led the organization through tremendous growth and expansion. Growing the organization by nearly 10-fold, Gale oversaw the expansion of Eras services into Milwaukee County, grew the number and types of support offered, and established Eras as a trusted leader and thought partner in supporting older adults in the state and region.

"We are thrilled to welcome Darryl to Eras Senior Network," said Board President, Angela King. "His proven leadership, passion for serving the community, and commitment to innovation make him the ideal candidate to lead Eras Senior Network into its next chapter."

As Executive Director, Anderson will be responsible for overseeing Eras Senior Network's programs and services, managing staff and volunteers, and developing and implementing strategic plans to ensure the organization's continued growth and success.

Eras Senior Network Welcomes New Executive Director

Eras Senior Network is proud to name Darryl Anderson as our organization’s new leader. Darryl will start on April 5th 2023 and we could not be more excited.Darryl is an experienced executive, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Social Responsibility with the Racine Family YMCA.Anderson brings over 10 years of nonprofit management experience, having successfully led teams in improving operations, strengthening community programs, developing diverse boards, and increasing company visibility through strategic partnerships and mission advancement. He has served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha, Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Thriving Communities Advisory Council and led statewide initiatives across Wisconsin and Minnesota YMCAs working with peer community leaders to improve programming through operationalizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the workplace. Anderson has held various leadership roles working with local YMCA and Boys & Girls Club agencies throughout Wisconsin and Indiana.Anderson found deep connections to Eras through his personal and professional mission working to support seniors and individuals with disabilities. He looks forward to working with the amazing board and team of leaders at Eras, our clients and partners across Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

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