Jessie-Black, executive director of the PTA Thrift Shop, was elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.
She has been the thrift shop’s executive director for 10 years and has worked with nonprofits for 20 years. She started on the board in August.
She said the board approached her and offered her the position. Before she was on the board, the PTA Thrift Shop was already a member of the center.
“I was very flattered when they spoke to me about joining the board,” she said.
She said her main responsibilities on the board include overseeing the financial activities of the organization and bringing in new members.
The center chooses candidates for its board of directors based on their past experience and set of skills, said Emily Zimmern, chairwoman of the board. She said the board is diverse in terms of its members’ geographic locations and professional backgrounds.
Zimmern said Jessie-Black is the only board member from Orange County, and her unique background brings valuable experience to the board.
“That is the kind of learning and kind of cross-pollination that really makes the board of the center very excited to bring those differences, those different ways of doing things and the different community contexts from across the state,” she said.