director of the National Lesbian Health Organization, the
Mautner Project, will take a four-month sabbatical
starting December 1, the organization announced.
Kathleen DeBold will be temporarily replaced by
current board chair Kathleen Maloy while the board
development committee chair, Jane Holloway, will step in for
The group is
following suit in offering paid sabbaticals after the New
York City-based LGBT Community Center, Astraea
Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Lambda Legal, and
Breast Cancer Action have all done the same.
"We believe that
we are smart and looking forward to offer the paid
sabbatical to Kathleen," Maloy said in a press release. "In
our estimation, the ultimate beneficiary will be the
Mautner Project. Her sabbatical will create a
supported community for growth and development in ways
that are not possible while Kathleen is running the Mautner
Project. The organization will also benefit from having our
exceptional executive director returned with enhanced
leadership skills and renewed vigor." (The
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