Over the last four years, Amanda Talty has been serving as President and CEO of the Tourette Association of America (TAA). Under her leadership, Amanda has championed the development of programs and initiatives that have reduced organizational deficit by $1.3 million and increased fundraising revenue by 42%. As a result of her commitment to the individuals, families and supporting members of the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community, Amanda has played a tremendous role in helping the Association navigate new revenue streams through development of strategic priorities and partnerships that ensure the success and sustainability of the organization.
“I am proud to lead an organization dedicated to supporting passionate, resilient and deserving individuals. It is an honor to be in this role, serving the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community across the nation. My dedication is unwavering and my goal is to ensure all who need us, know us. It is a true testament to the staff and volunteers who I work alongside day-in and day-out to make that happen.”
Amanda continues to work extensively with national staff and volunteers in implementing new assessments and metric based protocols that can further demonstrate organizational impact. Particular highlights under her leadership include the launch of a pilot Chapter structure to provide local chapter boards with the support needed to deliver consistent and efficient services to their community, the development of a robust volunteer training program, and a renewed focus to cohorts that serve underserved populations, including the adult TS community and elevating diversity and inclusion efforts nationally.
Prior to her appointment as President and CEO on June 1, 2018, Amanda served the organization for two years spearheading development, marketing and chapter relations initiatives. She was responsible for the implementation and development of a fundraising program which attracted new industry partnerships and led to double digit year-over-year increases in revenues as well as improved ratings on GuideStar and Charity Navigator.
Amanda has been recognized several times for her exemplary leadership, and has a proven record of building successful relationships with individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Prior to joining the TAA, Amanda brings almost 20 years of experience to the nonprofit sector developing and implementing strategic programs designed to spark organizational growth and sustainability.