Darkness to Light — a Charleston nonprofit aimed at empowering adults to end child sexual abuse — has named Katelyn Brewer its new CEO as the group expands its sexual abuse prevention efforts.
Bringing a broad background with particular expertise in portfolio operations, strategic engagement and business development, Brewer anticipates implementing a community-based model for the organization.
“I am firmly rooted in the belief that community change starts locally in order to grow nationally and globally,” Brewer, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, said. “Along with training community leaders in prevention, we must provide short-term strategic, operational, and technical assistance to build the foundation for real community change. We can do this by gaining insights from our own local initiatives and sharing best practices with communities everywhere.”
Darkness to Light Board Chair Jamie Tozzi expressed enthusiasm for the appointment, commending Brewer’s history.
“She has a broad array of experience that makes her an excellent fit, including roles in operations, strategic engagement, fundraising, and development of global programs,” Tozzi said. “While focusing on … strategic partnerships and national awareness, Katelyn will continue the work of bringing our Stewards of Children training to scale nationally and internationally. She is personally committed to our mission of child sexual abuse prevention through adult empowerment, and her skills and talents make her poised to succeed.”