A woman who came to the US from Argentina as a young woman has been named the new executive director of Manatee Community Foundation in Florida, the Bradenton Herald reports.
"As a woman who emigrated from Argentina in her college years, Thames saw her share of suffering and unaddressed human needs," the foundation says in a press release.
"It was then that she decided her professional life's mission would be to help heal and create opportunities for all, as a way to return the favor for the blessings she was afforded in pursuit of the American dream."
Thames, who has worked in nonprofit management for more than 20 years, says she plans to use her new position to "create and executing transformative initiatives built to have a positive and lasting impact in Manatee County and beyond."
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