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Mashonda Taylor, Executive Director, Woodlawn Foundation

July 7, 2020  

Birmingham, Alabama
 
Boardwalk is pleased to announce the appointment of Mashonda Taylor as the Executive Director at Woodlawn Foundation. The Woodlawn Foundation serves as the lead organization of Woodlawn United, a collaboration of partners committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in the Woodlawn community. In addition to Taylor’s new role as Executive Director at Woodlawn, she is active in several other area organizations and initiatives including the Executive Committee of Jones Valley Teaching Farm and chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce for the Junior League of Birmingham. Boardwalk is proud to bring Taylor into this partnership to provide members of the Woodlawn community with the ability to break the cycle of poverty.
 
Read more on the announcement from the Birmingham Business Journal below.
 
The Woodlawn Foundation has named Mashonda Taylor its new executive director.
Taylor, who joined Woodlawn Foundation in 2012, succeeds Patricia Hoban-Moore, who has served as interim executive director since original director Sally Mackin’s departure last fall.
 
The foundation was created in 2010 and serves as the lead organization of Woodlawn United, a collaboration of partners committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in the Woodlawn community.
 
“Mashonda Taylor exudes the value of neighborhood commitment,” said Woodlawn Foundation Board Chairman Mike Goodrich. “A true servant leader, she is absolutely the right person for the role.”
 
The foundation is involved in a number of initiatives and projects in Woodlawn, with topics ranging from affordable housing to education and beyond. “I am truly humbled by the Board’s faith in me. Their commitment to a thriving future for Woodlawn and its residents empowers us and Woodlawn’s residents every day,” Taylor said adding, “I learned a great deal under Sally Mackin and am honored to have the opportunity to build on her legacy of leadership. My colleagues and I are proud of the progress already evident here, but we also look forward to deepening the collaborative relationships that make sustainable progress possible.”
 
Taylor is a Birmingham native with degrees from Loyola University and Gonzaga University. Taylor is also a member of the executive committee of Jones Valley Teaching Farm and chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce for the Junior League of Birmingham, where she also served as a board member in 2017. Among other involvements, she was a member of the inaugural Alabama Leadership Initiative class.

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