Executive Leadership Transition

This January, United We Dream is launching a one-year, inclusive and open process to select the new executive leadership of our network.

Our Transition Process



Staff, NLC and Board members along with partners will be surveyed and interviewed on what they most want to see from the next executive leadership of UWD.


Shared Ownership

A Transition Committee is being formed by Members of the UWD staff, Board of Directors and National Leadership Committee to develop the role description, evaluate candidate applications and select finalists.


Decision Making

Our Board of Directors will make the hiring decision.



Cristina will transition to the role of advisor to the new executive leadership this Summer. Both Cristina and the Transition Committee will stay in place to support the new executive leadership to ensure they have the support they need to lead.

Support The Next Chapter of United We Dream

Read Cristina’s Reflections on the Leadership Transition and Her Time As Executive Director

“We are grateful to Cristina for her leadership and excited for United We Dream’s next chapter. UWD is stronger than ever and after extensive planning, we are excited to launch this one-year executive leadership search, selection and transition process. It is a reflection of who we are as a network: led by immigrant youth. And we will build a community of support around the new executive leadership to take our network to new heights.”

Sussan Lee and Diana Valdivia

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