UWWC-E names Lien executive director

By ERIK SANDIN -Stillwater Gazette

Angie Lien, who has spent more than two decades working for non-profits, was named executive director of United Way of Washington County-East, agency officials announced today.

Lien replaces former UWWC-E Executive Director Marna Canterbury, who left the agency earlier this year for a position with Lakeview Health.

UWWC-E Board Chairman Keith Radtke announced Lien’s appointment in a news release issued this morning.

"I’m extremely pleased to make this announcement," Radtke said. "In her 20-plus years of experience, Angie has specialized in strategic marketing, from communications to public relations to program management and fundraising for a variety of non-profit organizations."

Lien said she feels grateful for the opportunity to contribute and serve UWWC-E and is impressed with the strong leadership and commitment of the community to the agency.

"As a resident of the Valley, I was attracted to UWWC-E’s local mission to give each person the opportunity to build a better life," she said. "UWWC-E has a strong focus and history of serving the most vulnerable people in our community."

Radtke said Lien’s appointment comes as the organization prepares for its annual campaign later this year.

"She is a person of integrity and compassion who will continue our focus on achieving our mission," he said. "As we gear up for our fall campaign, we are very excited to welcome Angie to our team."

In addition to announcing Lien’s hiring, Radtke said more than 40 community volunteers participated in UWWC-E’s community investment process by making funding recommendations in four funding areas: basic needs, youth, health and self-sufficiency.

"We’ll continue to fund programs that address immediate needs with an emphasis on programs that focus on prevention and provide long-term solutions to challendges faced by those in our community," Radtke said.

Visit http://UWWCE.org for more information about the agency and its services.