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MVCAP's Stempler Retiring, Successor Named

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership’s President and CEO Lisa Stempler will retire Dec. 31. Chief Operating Officer Erin Jeffries has been named her successor to take office Jan. 1.

Stempler’s retirement comes after an impactful tenure on MVCAP’s leadership team. She navigated the agency and community through tornado recovery efforts in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and addressing the fall out from a global pandemic as CEO since 2020. She joined the agency in 2017 as the Montgomery County Director.

“Thanks to Lisa’s leadership and vision through the instability of the pandemic, MVCAP served the community with millions of dollars in rental assistance, mortgage assistance and utility assistance without laying off a single employee,” said MVCAP’s Board Chair Missy Frost.

In her tenure at MVCAP, Stempler has also served on OUCAN’s Board, most recently as Secretary.

Jeffries joined MVCAP in March 2020 after a career in community development and grant administration at the City of Dayton. A Dayton native, she earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University of Dayton.

“Erin is a proven leader whose experience uniquely positions her to take MVCAP to it’s next phase of growth,” Frost said.

"Erin is an experienced leader and lifelong resident of the City of Dayton – with a deep commitment to our mission and strong community connections," Stempler said in a note to community partners. "I have full confidence in her ability to lead MVCAP to new heights and know our agency will continue its impactful work under her guidance."

MVCAP provides a variety of services to low-income households in Montgomery, Greene, Darke and Preble counties. Programs include utility assistance, emergency and transitional housing, transportation, emergency home repair, legal services and more. Additionally, MVCAP provides weatherization services in nine counties and operates a regional training center for weatherization employees.

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