OLI Board taps Maleh as new executive director

Written by Kyra Senese, managing editor
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Rachel Maleh | Photo courtesy of OLI

The Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) Board of Directors has appointed Rachel Maleh as its new executive director.

Maleh has served as OLI’s interim chief operating officer since February of 2018.

“Rachel Maleh is an accomplished senior executive who has helped lead the OLI team in her previous role,” said Chair of the OLI Board of Directors Jo Strang. “Her experience working with our state partners, and financial supporters, is invaluable. I’m confident that her impressive skillset, and dedication to our mission, will lead to even greater success in this new position.”

Maleh also operates a communications consulting firm in the greater Washington, D.C. area. She was previously the deputy executive director of the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association.

“Ms. Maleh’s extensive experience in non-profit management and fundraising will be a great asset to our organization,” said Mark Schulze, the Board of Director’s vice chair and treasurer. “We’re very pleased to have her lead OLI and deliver our important safety message.”

Maleh has advanced degrees in International Relations and International Communications from Boston University, as well as a Master of Science in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University.

“I’m looking forward to growing our safety efforts and expanding funding, so our valuable safety messages reach even more people,” Maleh said. “We have an excellent team in place to do so, working with established state programs across the county. I can’t wait to get started.”

Maleh succeeds Interim President Wende Corcoran, who officials said has helped lead OLI in various positions for the past 20 years. Corcoran will return to her previous role of vice president.

Maleh resides in Montgomery County, Md., where she volunteers for multiple groups.

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