Tidewater Arts Outreach Announces New Executive Director

Tidewater Arts Outreach
809 Brandon Ave, Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: 757-965-5155
Fax: 757-965-9211
Email: TAO@TidewaterArtsOutreach.org
Carole Cohen
Mobile:  404-884-0929
Tidewater Arts Outreach Announces the Appointment of New Executive Director
Norfolk, VA (September 10, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Tidewater Arts Outreach is proud to announce the appointment of Reese Beeler as Executive Director effective September 17, 2018. TAO’s mission is to bring joy to older adults and enhance their wellbeing through creative engagement with the arts.  Beeler replaces MaryAnn Toboz, who founded the agency in 2003 and has served as agency Executive Director since that time.
Reese brings with her an extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy in Hampton Roads. She studied marketing at ODU and has spent the last several years working for nonprofits such as WHRO Public Media and The Salvation Army. As a resident of Norfolk, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and two pugs, she brings an understanding of our community to benefit Tidewater Arts Outreach in its new chapter.
“It’s with great pride that I accept this position with the support of MaryAnn Toboz and the Board of Directors. Tidewater Arts Outreach serves an invaluable role here in Hampton Roads. I am excited to support its mission to bring joy to older adults and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts. I am up to the challenge to sustain and grow the mission of Tidewater Arts Outreach moving forward,” said Reese.
”We are extremely excited to have Reese join our team and we look forward to Reese applying her previous knowledge and expertise to help lead Tidewater Arts Outreach into the future,” said Steve Stancliff, Tidewater Arts Outreach CEO.  “We are confident in her abilities to sustain and build upon the great work of its founder and current Executive Director, MaryAnn Toboz.  With a singular vision to improve the lives of others in our community through interactive engagement experiences using the arts, MaryAnn has built and run an indelible network of artistic talent devoted to the needs of some who are marginalized or otherwise underserved.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Reese as she ushers in a new chapter for Tidewater Arts Outreach,” said Toboz.  “A board of directors and a generous community helped give this agency life nearly 15 years ago.  The work will continue and the legacy of service, compassion, creativity and inclusion through the arts will endure in Hampton Roads.  I’m extremely grateful.” 
MaryAnn Toboz will continue to support Tidewater Arts Outreach by helping transition operational leadership and management and is expected to continue her contributions through her unique programming. Please join us as we welcome Ms. Reese Beeler to our organization. There will be a coffee reception on September 21, 2018 to welcome Ms. Beeler. Please call the office for more details.
About Tidewater Arts Outreach
The mission of Tidewater Arts Outreach is to bring joy to older adults and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts.  The mission is accomplished through Training, Advocacy, and Outreach. For more information, go to www.TidewaterArtsOutreach.org.
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