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The Trevor Project brings on new leadership

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The Trevor Project begins its new fiscal year by announcing the election of Meredith Kadlec as chair of the board of directors.

Kadlec, recently a senior vice president at Here Media, has served on the board since 2007 and will hold the post of chair for two years. She is the first lesbian to hold this post with The Trevor Project, the leading provider of crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT and questioning youth, ages 13-24.

"I am honored to serve The Trevor Project in this capacity, and to work in partnership with the board, staff and volunteers to expand Trevor's life-saving, life-affirming services and programs online, in schools and via text messaging," Kadlec said. "My goals are to ensure fiscal stability for the organization's future, create strategic partnerships to expand Trevor's reach, both within the LGBTQ community and beyond, and to create deeper awareness of The Trevor Project nationally so the youth who need us know we are there."

Abbe Land, executive director and CEO of the organization, welcomed Kadlec.

"We are so excited to announce the election of Meredith Kadlec as chair of the board of The Trevor Project. Meredith brings with her a wealth of leadership experience as a business executive and dedicated board member. As a mother, she also brings unique input from a parent's perspective on the needs of youth," Land said.

Joining Kadlec in the leadership of the board of directors are Brian Dorsey, co-vice chair; Michael Norton, co-vice chair; Jason Oclaray, treasurer; Christian Dowell, secretary; James Lecesne, co-founder; Peggy Rajski, co-founder; and Bonnie Graves, member at large.

Ricky Strauss is chair emeritus, having served as interim chair since April 2011.

About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change," The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more HERE.