WeCareJax welcomes new executive director

WeCare: Angela Strain, GPC
WeCare: Angela Strain, GPC

With more than twenty years of experience in nonprofit leadership and fund development, Angela Strain, GPC, will take on the role of Executive Director of WeCare Jacksonville effective Nov. 1.

Before moving to Jacksonville in 2012, Strain was the Organizational Advancement Director for The Center for the Advancement of Health IT, where she coordinated and delivered health education, organized quality improvement initiatives, and led the outreach and meaningful use education strategy for 41 predominantly rural Florida counties. She also provided proposal development and reporting support for federal grants for community health care members.

In Jacksonville, she served as the inaugural director of development for JASMYN, Inc., developing its first strategic three-year fund development plan that served as a foundation to grow the organization’s reach and assets, including its clinic and the donation and renovation of property that will soon open as the first resource center for youth experiencing homelessness in the city. Most recently, she supported the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Jacksonville), a direct support organization of the University of North Florida.

Strain earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration with a minor in English from the University of Memphis and was a long-time consultant for the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence based there. She is a graduate of the 2018 class of Leadership Jacksonville and maintains certification through the Grant Professionals Credentialing Institute (GPC). She served as president of North Florida Grant Professionals, a chapter of the national Grant Professionals Association and is a volunteer community coach with the Nonprofit Center of Jacksonville.

“I’m thrilled to be moving to WeCare and working with such an amazing group of volunteer physicians and community health organizations serving our northeast Florida community,” said Strain.