Third Street Alliance Names New Executive Director

Alisa Baratta takes the helm of Third Street Alliance for Women and Children this week. She brings over twenty years’ experience leading and working with a variety of nonprofit organizations in New York and Pennsylvania and is familiar with best practices for strengthening the kinds of quality services Third Street is known for. Baratta led several Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations where she served as a long-term interim executive director while they searched for permanent executives. In her most recent assignment at YWCA Tri-County Area in Pottstown, she oversaw three early childhood education centers, adult literacy and workforce development, health and wellness programming, community programming, and advocacy.

“I am honored to have been tapped to lead and grow Third Street Alliance,” says Baratta. “I have been so impressed by the quality programming for women, childrenand the elderly and am excited about the opportunity to build upon it. There is a great team already in place and I look forward to working with them to deliver on our mission and increase our impact.”

In 2009, Baratta joined The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business where she provided consulting services in strategic planning, board development, and organizational development to a number of nonprofits.

Previously, Baratta spent fifteen years with the Nonprofit Connection, delivering management support to nonprofit organizations. She began her nonprofit career serving as director of development for Urban Pathways, an institution providing two shelters and four permanent housing facilities for homeless men and women in New York City.

Alisa Baratta was raised in Bangor, PA. She earned a B.A. in International Studies and Philosophy from American University and a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from the New School. She has taught graduate courses at both the New School and NYU. Since 2011, she has volunteered on the Board of Directors for Safe Harbor in Easton and has served as President since 2012.

Third Street’s Board President, Jacqueline Matthews, says, “I am delighted that Alisa Baratta will join Third Street Alliance as our next executive director. She brings extensive career accomplishment and knowledge in leading nonprofit organizations. The Board of Directors looks forward to collaborating with her and the agency’s staff to accelerate our momentum as we advance our mission and the impact of our services on the community. We look forward to a bright future.”

For further information contact: Brooke Mitman, [email protected]


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