Rebuilding Together

Courtesy of Joanna Monroe

A Pierce County Sexual Assault Center announced the hiring of its interim director, who will help spotlight the center’s work in the community and hire a permanent executive director.

Joanna Monroe was selected by Tacoma-based Rebuilding Hope because of her background as the owner of a management consultant firm that works primarily with nonprofits. Prior to consulting, Monroe was an executive at an international temporary staffing agency headquartered in Tacoma.

“Joanna brings the best of two worlds to Rebuilding Hope: heart and leadership,” said board president Christine Gleason. “Her business background is critical for defining a much-needed strategic direction for the agency, and as an active member of the nonprofit community, she also understands the importance for heart.”

Rebuilding Hopes plans to hire its permanent executive director later this year, and Monroe will help the agency define what those qualifications will entail. Rebuilding Hope is the only certified sexual assault center in the county and provides advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault and abuse.