Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Ms. Elston comes with a wealth of experience in programs and operations oversight, having spent more than ten years in non-profit programs and operations oversight. She most recently worked in a DC-area international peace and diplomacy NGO, where she was instrumental in creating a new operating framework and enhancing staff development. Previously, Malala led the implementation and growth of complex public private partnerships at the California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, where she implemented the California Crime Prevention and Drug Reform Act Program across Los Angeles County. In a similar role, she helped coordinate the City of Los Angeles gang prevention and intervention strategy known as the L.A. Bridges Program.
In 2011, Malala completed her post-graduate training in International Humanitarian Aid at Fordham University’s Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation, and her Master of International Service at American University. Thus, Malala brings a combination of academic and operational experience to the Association.
With a key role in preparation for the ISOA 2014 Annual Summit event in October, Ms. Elston will provide support to companies working in the international stability operations field. ISOA’s President, Ado Machida said, “We are very pleased to have someone of Malala’s caliber join the ISOA team – she has both the operational and policy experience, which will bring tremendous value to our organization and to our members."
"The ISOA Board of Directors is delighted with the appointment of Malala Elston as our new Chief of Operations. She brings experience and energy to ISOA and her addition to the ISOA management team will help continue our growth and diversification into the future."