As the Executive Director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Lucretia Holden brings over 20 years’ work experience. As a 15-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Mrs. Holden’s previous workplace focused on advocacy for the arts and marginalized communities such as people with disabilities, LGBTQIA, and Veterans.
Before joining the Fisher Center Foundation, Mrs. Holden served as Chief Operating Officer at Intersections International, a nonprofit social justice organization of the Collegiate Churches of New York. As COO, Mrs. Holden provided backing in planning and implementing organizational expansion, and operational systems. She served on the organization’s leadership team for more than nine years and helped raise awareness and program funding.
Mrs. Holden’s repertoire also includes vast professional visual and performance arts. She began her career in Washington, D.C. as a grants & contracts assistant and later as an associate meeting planner while earning her MA from American University. Later she moved to Los Angeles to work for HBOFilm, and then landed a position with one the of the “Big Five” U.S. talent agencies — Paradigm.
In addition to her Master’s Degree, Mrs. Holden also holds a B.A.A. from The American College for the Applied Arts, and is a certified professional with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).