Leadership That Serves Our Pets and Their People: Sam Wolbert Alumni Story

Sam Wolbert (LA ’19) didn’t waste any time waiting to jump into Leadership Arlington. Within a week of beginning as the President & CEO of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), he was in touch with the Leadership Center for Excellence (LCE) to explore applying to the program. He was enthusiastic about connecting with…

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Lifting Up Voices to be Heard: Elizabeth Jones Valderrama Alumni Story

Elizabeth Jones Valderrama has called Arlington home since she moved here from Costa Rica at nine years old.  Today Elizabeth is the Executive Director at Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church, Virginia. OAR is a community-based nonprofit organization working with individuals of all genders returning to the community from incarceration…

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