Danielle Gladd comes to SSP with more than twenty-five years experience in the non-profit management arena.
As Executive Director of The First Tee of Southern Nevada (TFTSN), Danielle ran the day-to-day operations for a model chapter that achieved ACE level status five of the six years under her direction. In 2012, after ending her tenure at TFTSN, where she achieved Master Executive Status, Danielle began working as a consultant for non-profits and small businesses. Prior to TFTSN, Danielle was with WestCare Foundation, Inc., a family of non-profit organizations in nine states, Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico, first as a Grant Development Specialist and then Special Projects Officer.
Danielle has a long history of Youth Development and Educational work. In her career, she has gravitated toward programs focused on Youth. Whether working as a summer camp counselor since 1985, her rotation in the Pediatric Burn Center at Tampa General Hospital during her Clinical Chaplaincy Residency, serving as Regional Director of Grant Services for non-profit private schools, managing after school educational and enrichment programs to running TFTSN, she has always understood the importance of providing positive opportunities, mentors and educational programs for children.
In addition to Youth Development, Social Justice work was instilled in Danielle by her family and her faith community. From a young age, fighting the injustices present in not just her Southern city, but being involved with movements both nationally and internationally, was part of her every day life. As a teen, Danielle worked at the Highlander Center as a Camp Counselor and was actively involved in Anti-Racism work being implemented by her Unitarian Universalist Church and the Unitarian Universalist Association. Danielle eventually became a workshop facilitator and dedicated her time to meeting people where they are and helping build bridges.
In every position Danielle has held, whether in employment or volunteer associations, grant writing, fund development and special events have been a major parts of her responsibilities. She has extensive experience with private, municipal, state and federal granting requirements.
Danielle received her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master of Arts in Religion from Meadville/Lombard Theological School at The University of Chicago and completed her Pastoral Care/Counseling Clinical Residency at Tampa General Hospital focusing on CISD, Pediatrics and end of life transitions.
She is a proud parent, loving daughter, doting sister and loyal friend to others within her community.