Partnership for Families, Children and Adults has two new program directors. Sarah Elghalban has been named the director of Strategy and Grant Compliance. As a member of the agency’s administration team, Ms. Elghalban will monitor grant compliance, program outcomes, reporting, grant budgets, and performance of federal and state grants and organize and lead all strategic planning efforts.
She is also tasked with guiding the agency’s accreditation inspection process to achieve recertification with the Council on Accreditation to ensure that the organization’s programs and services meet best practice standards to maintain organization’s sustainability and growth.
Previous roles at Partnership include director of Stability Services, assistant director of Victim Support Services and Domestic Violence Shelter supervisor. She currently serves as chair for the Hamilton County Citizens Review Panel; a federally mandated panel to examine the effectiveness of the child protective services system. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UTC.
Karen Nichols has been promoted to the director of Stability Services and will direct the activities of River City Youth Collective and Building Stable Lives programs. She has been active in her work with Partnership since 2015 and most recently served as Building Stables Lives Program Supervisor and Life Coach. She brings extensive experience in youth services previously working for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for 30 years. Ms. Nichols has been active in community engagement representing Partnership as a United Way panelist and speaker at several civic functions. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in criminal justice and psychology.
Pam Ladd, CEO, said, “I’m proud to announce these two additions to the Partnership’s administrative team, who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and passion for advocacy and stabilization of families. It is an honor to promote two of our stars who have been servicing clients through Partnership programs for a number of years.”