JUST IN: Dallas Afterschool Has A New CEO

Still more news! This time it’s coming from Dallas Afterschool. Board Chair Terry Conner just announced that Christina Hangar will replace Tanya McDonald as the organization’s CEO.

Christina Hangar

Christina Hangar*

Don’t worry about Tanya. She’s not in need of a job. Instead she’ll be leading “the development of a city-wide system to support quality afterschool and summer programs.”

According to Terry, “We thank Tanya for her leadership and the pivotal role she has played in our growth and success. She will be continuing to use her talents in the afterschool field.  We are thrilled about the unique blend of business acumen, passion for our mission and strategic thinking that Christina brings our organization. As a longtime friend of the agency, she is already plugged in to our culture and shares our passion to make an impact on quality afterschool programming for North Texas children. She will continue to advance our mission of improving the quality of afterschool and summer programs in our community.”

In addition to having been a Dallas Afterschool volunteer, Christina brings some impressive credentials to her position. The Plano resident has been COO for Fischer & Company, COO/CFO for Worksoft Inc., Senior VP of American Operations for Hewlett-Packard Company and since 2010 has served as a consultant for a “wide variety of for-profit and non-profit clients with operational and strategic issues.”

Christina, who earned her MBA from Wake Forest University and a BSME from Virginia Tech, said, “I’m delighted to be part of the Dallas Afterschool team. For such a young organization, Dallas Afterschool has already accomplished so much. I look forward to being part of future successes and continued advocacy and awareness for quality out-of-school and afterschool programming in Dallas and beyond.”

* Photo provided by Dallas Afterschool