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Truckee family resource center has new operations manager

Kelly Mahoney
Special to the Sun

Teresa Crimmens has lived in the Truckee-Tahoe region since 2009.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Family Resource Center of Truckee is proud to announce the addition of its new Operations Manager, Teresa Crimmens.

With an extensive background in nonprofits from New York to California, Crimmens offers insight in nonprofit internal management.

"For the last 10 years I have worked with and for non-profit and volunteer organizations. I think through those experiences I have gained a good idea of what it takes to run a non-profit efficiently and sustainably," Crimmens said. "I hope to bring my knowledge of budgets, fundraising and general operations to support the staff of the FRC."

After moving cross country, leaving her position with the nonprofit Bronx River Alliance to follow her husband's work in Alpine Meadows with Disabled Sports USA Far West, Crimmens was able to work toward her passion of helping her community through the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

"It is really important to me to have my working life be connected to place," said Crimmens. "I am so grateful for the opportunity to work for the FRC, which makes positive change in our community every day.

"There were several candidates that the board considered for this role and Teresa was definitely by far the strongest candidate with the right combination of experience," added Executive Director Nicole Bailey.

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For the past 15 months, Bailey has been handling both the internal and external leadership demands of the FRCoT.

Crimmens was brought on to handle the internal operations, allowing Bailey to put greater focus on the external leadership needs of the organization

"We really need more strengthening of systems and grant management processes because we are heavily funded by grants," said Bailey. "Teresa comes with an extensive amount of experience in that field so we are looking to her to create a more consistent, proactive and accurate grant system."

Although Crimmens' main focus through non-profits has been the environment, she is adjusting well to the social services side of the work.

"What is so great about the FRC is that people come in and you see so directly the services that each individual, each family is receiving," she said. "I have only been here a few weeks and already I am so impressed by the staff and the board and how visible and tangible their impact on real people in our community is."

Crimmens has enjoyed living in the Tahoe/Truckee region since 2009 and loves spending time in the outdoors with her husband, Michael Hunter, her daughter, Margaux, and her dog Kleo.

Kelly Mahoney is a senior at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village. This article is among others she is writing as part of a Senior Service Project at SNC Tahoe.

About the center

Since its inception in 2001, the Family Resource Center of Truckee has been a primary point-of-contact for families seeking to improve their lives.

The mission of the agency is to promote social and economic success in our community by providing education, mobilizing resources and advocating for change. The FRCoT strives to support and assist families and individuals to overcome various challenges.

All of FRCoT’s programs are centrally located and easily accessible to the families most in need of support.

Programs help build on family strengths and assets and are delivered through strategies of prevention, education, support and networking in collaboration with community partners.

Visit truckeefrc.org to learn more.