NCAP, the Northwest Community Action Partnership, has named Brooke Smith as CEO, succeeding Karen Eisenbarth, who retired in June. Smith assumed her new duties on Wednesday after 4-½-years as NCAP’s Human Resources Director.
Before joining Community Action, Smith had been Executive Director of the Chadron Chamber of Commerce, a post she took in September 2015, just weeks after moving to the area with her family to be closer to her extended family.
Prior to that, she’d been a service manager for Wells Fargo Bank and also held a variety of leadership positions in community and service organizations.
NCAP Board President and Dawes County Commissioner Jake Stewart says Smith’s “excitement and enthusiasm to build the program was instrumental in the decision to hire her as CEO,” adding the board is confident NCAP will thrive under her leadership
Rachel Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator and Interim CEO the past 2 months, says the Community Action staff is excited about Smith’s new role in a new chapter for the organization.
Johnson says Smith is “creative and innovative, and her skills, dedication, and compassion have been an asset to our agency and the community we serve.”
Smith says she’s “humbled and honored to have been selected” because she has “held a deep rooted passion for giving back and serving those in need from a young age.”
She calls it a “dream come true” to be working alongside a team at NCAP that is “extraordinarily talented and dedicated to helping people and changing lives.”
Northwest Community Action is an umbrella organization dedicated to helping those in need and alleviating poverty.
Its four main programs are Head Start, Weatherization, Community Services, and RSVP – the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.