Longtime children’s advocate LeAnn Simmons has been named the first executive director for Idaho Voices for Children.
Simmons joins IVC from the United Way of Treasure Valley, where she served for more than six years as the director of education initiatives.
At IVC, her work will focus on improving the health, education and family economic security for Idaho’s children through public education, advocacy and community outreach. IVC is a statewide advocacy group supported by the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, the Gladys Langroise Advised Fund of the Idaho Community Foundation and the IVC 300 Club.
Simmons starts her new full-time position with IVC on Feb. 22 at its new offices located at 314 S. Ninth St. in Boise.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Simmons is certified in community development by the Northwest Community Development Institute. A resident of Caldwell, she is a trustee of the Caldwell School Board and is a former member of the Caldwell City Council and the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
“We are thrilled to have LeAnn Simmons as our new executive director. She brings a breadth of experience working on children’s issues and is a consummate professional,” said Hollis Brookover, president of the IVC board of directors.