Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana announces the addition of Lynn Stevens as the Director of Workforce Development. In this position, Stevens will develop, implement, administer and direct all activities related to Workforce Development practices, outreach initiatives and programs, such as employment services and vocational evaluation. Stevens will also oversee the development and administration of rehabilitative services, training and employment placement services that enable disabled and/or disadvantaged clients to achieve their maximum independence.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stevens to the Goodwill Industries North Louisiana team,” said David Tinkis, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana. “Her passion for helping others shines through in everything she contributes to the community.”
Stevens comes to Goodwill Industries from the United Way of Northwest Louisiana where she worked as the chief operating officer for more than 8 years. While there, Stevens was instrumental in developing, implementing and expanding many of United Way’s community impact efforts, including the re-engagement of the 2-1-1 Helpline.
“I am thrilled to join the Goodwill Industries team and look forward to continuing the tradition of providing the quality and innovative programs that expand the services and help more individuals.”
Stevens has raised more than 30 million dollars for NWLA nonprofit organizations and has been recognized over the years with multiple awards, including the Clarke’s Jewelers “Good Works” Awardee, Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundraising Executive of the Year, Bossier City Chamber of Commerce “Scott Croft” Spirit Award, Athena Award Recognition, SB Magazine’s Women in Business Recognition and Quota International’s District 21 All Star Award. In addition, Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker recently signed a proclamation dedicating a day in April for her service to the community.
Stevens is actively involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rotary Club of Bossier City, Renesting Project and the Quota Club of Shreveport. She is also a member of the National Society of Human Resource Management, Grant Professionals Association, and serves on the Natchitoches Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council.
About Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
Goodwill is a nonprofit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Goodwill is ranked 11th on the Forbes 20 Most Inspiring American Companies list, the only nonprofit to be included. Since 2010, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana helped place more than 36,800 individuals people in jobs.
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana’s, 11 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also multiple job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, please visit www.goodwillnla.org.