Heartbeat of Toledo selected Gina after a regional search led by the Board of Directors’ Executive team.
TOLEDO, OH, June 22, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Gina follows Heartbeat of Toledo’s previous Executive Director, Renee Palacios, who left the organization in Spring 2022 to pursue a new professional passion as Executive Director at Court Diagnostics and Treatment.
Gina is not a stranger to Heartbeat and its mission. Gina started at Heartbeat of Toledo in 2016 to fulfill the calling and passion she felt towards the mission, and the women and families Heartbeat serves. Over the 6+ years that Gina has been at Heartbeat, she has held various positions within the organization, most recently as Interim Executive Director and Assistant Director. While in these roles, Gina has developed positive relationships with donors, board members, staff, volunteers, and community organizations. Gina can offer firsthand knowledge, insight, and perspective on the services provided and understand the demands of each employee’s position. Gina recognizes it takes many hands to fulfill the mission of Heartbeat. Gina appreciates and values all the ways people choose to get involved to further the mission and make a difference in the lives of every client who walks through Heartbeat’s doors.
Gina has become a trusted opinion in the last six years, with her rational and diplomatic approach being valued. Gina is passionate about meeting people where they are, free of judgment, and compassionate towards the weight of irrevocable decisions. “I cannot think of a person more passionate about Heartbeat and its mission than Gina,” says Sam Byrne, Board President, “I have complete confidence in Gina’s ability to lead this organization, and I believe Gina’s intrinsic values will assist her well as she navigates through and guides the future of Heartbeat of Toledo.”
During her 6+ years at Heartbeat, Gina has shown her dedication to Heartbeat and has moved through transitions with grace and poise. Gina obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from Spring Arbor University, passed her state licensure exam, and welcomed her fifth child, Robert James. Gina has offered hope and healing to those struggling with postpartum depression, post-abortive grief, and adjustments to parenthood through her mental health services provided at Anchored in Hope Counseling, LLC. Additionally, Gina was a recent nominee for the “20 under 40” award and has also been featured by Fuzia, a global online women’s networking community.
Gina has said on numerous occasions that the longevity of this organization is a core motivation for her. Gina states, “I am proud of this organization and want to protect the progress made over the last 50 years. I am excited to see the success of this organization and all the lives touched through the services offered to the community through the next 50 years and beyond. We have some of the most compassionate, skilled, and dedicated employees and volunteers. I am honored to lead them and this organization forward with courageous action towards continued success.”
Since 1971, Heartbeat of Toledo has been providing compassionate pregnancy services to women & families in our area. Learn more about our mission and how you can help!
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