(Doylestown, PA) A Woman’s Place (AWP), Bucks County’s domestic violence agency for over 40 years, is extremely excited to welcome new Executive Director Tammy Oliver to lead the organization. Ms. Oliver joins the ranks of some of Bucks County’s most dynamic and bold leaders who have lead AWP over the years. Though she has big shoes to fill, Tammy is up to the challenge, bringing to AWP 30 years of experience in public service, including 23 years with Philadelphia-based domestic violence agency Women Against Abuse, and most recently with JEVS Human Services.
Being selected for such an important role in the community is no small feat; Ms. Oliver rose through a rigorous interview process conducted by a committee of staff and volunteers. The committee reviewed over 170 qualified candidates from Bucks County and beyond before eventually being selected by AWP’s Board of Directors.
“We had so many extremely talented and wonderful candidates to choose from,” said AWP Managing Attorney and Director of Legal Services Lauren Bucksner, who served on the search committee. “Though it was a difficult choice, we’re confident we made the right selection and we’re very excited to work with Tammy.”
Ms. Oliver is also excited to begin her new role, saying “I am honored to join an organization with such a rich and proud history of serving this community,” said Ms. Oliver. “I can’t wait to get started.”
Ms. Oliver steps into her new position on Monday September 25th, just in time for the upcoming AWP events to celebrate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She will participate at the Doylestown location for Paint the Towns Purple on Saturday September 30th at 10AM (also taking place in Quakertown and Bristol), and will deliver the welcoming address at AWP’s annual Domestic Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil, taking place at the Bristol Riverside Theatre on Tuesday October 3rd at 6PM.
AWP invites the entire community to participate in these events and to welcome Ms. Oliver.