Girls Inc. of Island City Hires New CEO

Girls Inc of the Island City new CEO, Sarah Burton.

Girls Inc. of Island City Hires New CEO

Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) announced recently that it has hired Sarah Burton as its new CEO.

Burton has 20 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and has worked extensively overseeing and developing youth programs. Most recently, Burton served as the Division Director of Youth Clinical/Residential programs for Catholic Charities of San Francisco. Burton worked on all operations for three licensed Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs), focusing on care for children and teenagers with mental and behavioral health challenges. Burton also served as Executive Director of the non-profit, San Francisco SAFE and has worked in leadership and management positions at several other non-profits in the Bay Area.

GIIC Board President Carolyn Thomas noted that Burton’s “wealth of experience will make a great addition to Girls Inc. of the Island City and will help us find new ways to move forward.”

Burton’s educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business & Economics from Westmont College and a Master of Science degree in Leadership & Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University.

Burton will replace former CEO Christine Chilcott who has left GIIC to become Executive Director at the Academy of Alameda. Burton began her term on Monday, June 27.

GIIC is an affiliate of the national non-profit organization, Girls, Inc. They provide programming for young girls ages six to 18 to develop educational and leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment. Since 1964, GIIC have empowered more than 30,000 girls in the city of Alameda. GIIC is headquartered in the historic Meyers House in Alameda at 1724 Santa Clara Ave.