May 12, 2014

Darla BardineWASHINGTON, DC—The National Network’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of our current Policy Director, Darla Bardine, as Executive Director, effective immediately.  The Board is thrilled to have Darla lead the National Network for Youth in her new position.

As the Policy Director since January 2013, Darla has led the successful re-launch of the National Network for Youth and in her new position as the Executive Director will take on even more responsibility in the day-to-day operations.  In her short time with the Network she has demonstrated her outstanding leadership and ability to bring people together to work for greater access to services and housing for America’s runaway and homeless youth.  As the Policy Director at the National Network she:

Currently, Darla is leading the national effort to evaluate, comment and make expert recommendations on the Proposed Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) Regulationsand the reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (P.L . 110-378).

Darla earned her J.D. from Georgetown Law, her M.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Roehampton, London, UK, and her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Pennsylvania State University.

Please join the Board of Directors in celebrating and welcoming Darla as our new Executive Director.

CONTACT: Darla Bardine, Executive Director, 202-783-7949,

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Darla Bardine


May 12, 2014

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