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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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New leadership changes at ivoh

New leadership changes at ivoh

This month marks the beginning of some exciting leadership changes at Images & Voices of Hope.

Managing Director Mallary Tenore has been named ivoh’s new Executive Director. Mallary joined ivoh in December 2013 after having worked at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

As Executive Director, Mallary will continue to carry out ivoh’s mission through the development of new programs, initiatives and partnerships. She will be responsible for fundraising and will oversee the continued growth of ivoh’s website, fellowship program, events, and work around Restorative Narrative. She will also pursue strategic goals with the help of ivoh’s board of trustees.

“I care deeply about ivoh’s mission and the ways in which media can create meaningful awareness and change,” Mallary said. “I think the media can play a critical role in empowering communities, restoring hope, and fostering resilience, particularly in the aftermath of tragedy. I’m eager to continue doing work that carries out this belief, and I look forward to leading ivoh’s growth.”

Judy Rodgers, ivoh’s former Executive Director, will now serve as President of the board of trustees. Rodgers founded ivoh in 1999 and has been instrumental in developing ivoh’s mission and two key components of the organization: reflection and dialogue. Judy succeeds Roberta Baskin, who was the longtime President of ivoh’s board of trustees and who continues to serve as a trustee.

These leadership changes come on the heels of an important period of growth at ivoh. Over the past year and a half, we’ve built momentum around the Restorative Narrative storytelling genre, created our first Restorative Narrative Fellowship, expanded our online presence, and developed new partnerships with universities. We also just wrapped up our biggest media summit yet. The summit, held at the end of June, attracted about 140 attendees who gathered together to discuss Restorative Narrative, community narratives, and the role of empathy in storytelling.

We hope to grow our capacity over the coming year so that we can continue to expand our reach and offerings as a nonprofit. We invite you to be part of this growth — by making a tax-deductible donation, by becoming a partnering organization, and/or by volunteering to help with various aspects of our work.

We remain committed to strengthening the media’s role as an agent of change and world benefit, and we’re eager to begin this next chapter in ivoh’s growth!