LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CitizenWire) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has named Jacqueline Ibrahim its new chief executive officer. Ibrahim comes to Starlight with 22 years of experience in the financial sector in roles that included Division General Manager at Household International, SVP/Group Head at Wells Fargo and SVP at Neuberger Berman.
“The board considered many extraordinary candidates during the search for Starlight’s new CEO,” said Ron Leibow, Starlight board chair. “Jacqueline brings more than two decades of experience in the private sector and has earned a reputation as a respected leader. Equally important, she shares our passion for Starlight’s mission. Jacqueline is the right CEO to lead Starlight and grow the organization domestically and through our international affiliates around the world.”
“It is such an honor to join Starlight in its mission of improving the quality of life for children and teens with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries,” said Ibrahim. “I am thrilled to be part of an organization that provides so many valuable programs to bring relief to families who need it most.”
Ibrahim has been deeply involved in philanthropy in Southern California, working with The San Diego Foundation, Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, San Diego Grantmakers, and the San Diego Women’s Foundation. She has served on nonprofit boards and volunteered with Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts, National Charity League, Dubnoff Center for Child Development, Autism Tree Project Foundation, Interfaith Community Services, Cal State San Marcos, and the Cal Alumni Association.
A native of Carlsbad, CA, Ibrahim holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in international political economy from UC Berkeley. She further earned an MBA in global management and a doctorate in organizational leadership. Additionally, Ibrahim holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University and a Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change from Case Western Reserve University.
About Starlight Children’s Foundation:
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For more than 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation(TM) has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight’s programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.
To learn more visit www.starlight.org .
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