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    NCLR Begins New Chapter After Kate Kendell’s Decades of Leadership

    Cindy Myers, a senior executive and organizational development specialist, on December 3 became Interim Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), taking over the helm of the organization following the departure of Kate Kendell, Esq. In a letter to NCLR supporters, Kendell wrote:

    “Cindy became acquainted with NCLR more than 35 years ago when she first moved to California from Washington state. She has donated to NCLR, attended annual galas, and most importantly—she is a serious, seasoned expert on nonprofit administration. She loves being the invisible force at an organization, ‘tinkering under the hood’ to ensure that it grows and thrives.”

    Kendell added, “She takes her work seriously—but not herself. And I could not be happier to pass the baton to someone who will bring her sense of humor, passion, and skills to our team. She loves who we are. And she’s committed to keeping our place at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ equality.”

    Myers commented, “This may be the most significant thing I will have done in my professional life because of the impact NCLR has had on the world.”

    All of us here at the San Francisco Bay Times congratulate both talented women. Kendell’s work at NCLR over the past 24 years has been truly astounding and unprecedented. See our May 17 issue ( ) for more about Kendell’s many achievements. We look forward to following her projects in years to come.

    Myers, in turn, is the Principal Consultant of The Myers Executive Group, which offers organizational and management consultation as well as contract staff for government, nonprofit and business clients. From June 2018 until her position with NCLR, Myers served as Interim Executive Director of the nonprofit At the Crossroads, which provides outreach and counseling services for homeless youth in San Francisco.