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Anne Marcklinger Gordon Selected as Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County

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With extensive experience in senior leadership positions and a passion for helping children and families, Marcklinger Gordon will lead the organization in the next chapter of its growth.

The Children’s Advocacy of Suffolk County (CAC) has announced that Annie Marcklinger Gordon has joined the organization as Executive Director. As a key member of the leadership team, Marcklinger Gordon will oversee the day-to-day operations of the CAC of Suffolk County while upholding its mission of ensuring safety, healing and justice for children and families impacted by violence, exploitation and abuse.

“With her background in operations and development, Annie is well-positioned to lead the CAC in this next chapter,” said Elisabeth Schadae Percelay, Chair of the CAC’s Board of Trustees and part of the search committee that selected Marcklinger Gordon. “We are looking forward to seeing her thrive in this role and support the CAC in its continued growth.”

Marcklinger Gordon has held roles in fundraising and senior leadership for the majority of her career, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of FamilyAid, an organization serving children and families who are facing homelessness. As the COO, she was responsible for overseeing the programming, facilities, and operations in service to more than 5,000 children and their parents each year. Prior to FamilyAid, Annie held leadership roles at YouthBuild USA and in the community and campaign offices of federal legislators.

Marcklinger Gordon’s extensive experience in senior leadership positions and passion for helping children and families made her a standout in a group of outstanding candidates. As Executive Director, Marcklinger Gordon will be responsible for the strategic oversight of the agency, strengthening partnerships across the County, and ensuring service delivery and fundraising goals are met or exceeded. The appointment of Marcklinger Gordon to Executive Director follows Susan Goldfarb’s 30-year tenure with the CAC.

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Lindauer conducted this search in partnership with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. The search was led by Senior Consultant Sonya Hairston and Vice President Faith Montgomery.

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