Currently serving as Executive Director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Lucretia Holden has nearly four decades of diverse work experience and 25 years of service in the nonprofit sector. She is responsible for continuing the legacy of the foundation’s founders and embodying their values and committed mission and vision.
Her proven executive management track record includes helming day-to-day operations and interaction with staff, researchers, and stakeholders to ensure that they work in partnership with her and the board of trustees. Known for making the work produced look effortless while encouraging creative input from her staff, Ms. Holden strategically pulls out the best in others and works diligently to foster confidence.
Before joining the foundation, Ms. Holden served as Chief Operating Officer at Intersections International, a nonprofit social justice organization of the Collegiate Churches of New York. Intersections focused on advocacy for the arts and marginalized communities. Serving for nearly a decade on the executive management team, Ms. Holden oversaw planning and implementing of organizational expansion and operational systems and helping to raise awareness and program funding. A photographer and co-founder of LS Imaging Studio, LLC in New Jersey, she documented prominent political figures as well as leaders of various community nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Her photographs have been published in magazines, brochures, and books, and featured on public transportation and television.
Ms. Holden’s repertoire also includes having been a professional visual and performing artist, and a federal employee for the U.S. Coast Guard in the United States and for the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait. She is an award-winning screenwriter who earned her Master of Arts (with honors) from American University in 2003. She worked in the development department for HBO Films, and in the executive office of Paradigm Talent Agency in California. Her managerial career began in retail and transitioned to nonprofit for a disability advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Holden earned a B.A.A. (with honors) from The American College for the Applied Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been a certified professional with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2016.