Nowak stepping down as head of William Penn Foundation

    A year and a half into his tenure, Jeremy Nowak is leaving his role as president of the William Penn Foundation.

    According to a press release from the foundation, the two have “mutually decided that the time is right for Nowak to transition out of his current role.”

    Nowak assumed the role in June 2011, replacing Feather Houstoun. Now a search is underway to replace Nowak.

    “The Foundation thanks Jeremy for his innovating thinking and leadership,” Board Chairman David Haas said in the release. No immediate reason was given for Nowak’s departure besides his different approach to the foundation’s strategic planning process.

    Helen Davis Picher is the interim president. She most recently served as the foundation’s director of evaluation and planning.

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