Nexus Recovery Center, a Dallas-based nonprofit agency specializing in substance use disorder treatments for adult women (including mothers and women with children) is proud to announce the appointment of Cameron Hernholm as Chief Philanthropy Officer. Hernholm is a seasoned nonprofit executive who brings a vast array of expertise to her new role at the organization, including experience in major gifts, capital campaigns, annual giving, grant writing, special events and public relations.
As Chief Philanthropy Officer at Nexus Recovery Center, Hernholm will be a key member of Nexus’ C-Suite leadership team, responsible for all aspects of the organization’s fundraising, marketing and public relations efforts. She will lead efforts with the private sector to establish financial sustainability by managing the visioning, planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive fundraising and communications strategies to raise monetary and in-kind support. Hernholm will oversee the grant/proposal process, the preparation and management of the annual department budget, revenue tracking and forecasting, administrative infrastructure and more. Hernholm will serve as the primary liaison to the Board’s Development and Marketing Committees alongside Nexus Recovery Center CEO, Heather Ormand.
“Nexus Recovery Center is privileged to welcome an executive as experienced and passionate as Cameron to our team,” said Heather Ormand, Nexus Recovery Center Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident that through Cameron’s leadership, Nexus Recovery Center will continue to grow our services even beyond what they are today, and offer outstanding, comprehensive assistance to the women and families we serve on their sobriety journey.”
“I am honored to join the Nexus Recovery Center team,” said Hernholm, Nexus Recovery Center Chief Philanthropy Officer. “Nexus Recovery Center is doing life-changing work for North Texas women on a daily basis, and the organization is changing the trajectory of our city by ending the vicious cycles of addiction. Nexus Recovery Center is such a unique organization in our city in how they treat the whole client - from addressing childcare needs to mental health concerns and more, the organization truly seeks to help each and every woman - and their children - seeking assistance, regardless of their ability to pay. I look forward to using my skills to advocate for these women and the resources they need to succeed.”
Hernholm, previously the Chief Advancement Officer at Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region (CISDR), boasts more than 18 years of experience in the nonprofit industry. During her tenure at CISDR, Hernholm led a successful development staff in raising funds for public school students across North Texas, serving high-need students at more than 85 public school campuses. While at CISDR, Hernholm launched a $10M capital campaign, securing the campaign’s first major gift, raising additional campaign funds of more than $2M and led CISDR’s annual golf tournament to a record-breaking revenue.
Hernholm is a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is passionate about using her talents to help others serve their community. She has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since the start of her career in 2003 and served on the board of the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter (2012-2014), has spoken at the AFP local chapter conference multiple times and taught the local CFRE review course offered by AFP Dallas. Since 2016, Hernholm has served as an Adjunct Professor at Paul Quinn College where in addition to designing and developing a senior level philanthropy class and serving as inaugural professor for a “Fundraising and Law” course, she has mentored dozens of passionate students, including an AFP college chapter intern. In addition to her involvement with AFP and Paul Quinn College, Hernholm has been a member of the American Marketing Association since 2004 and has been a featured speaker at Realize Dallas, as well as the University of North Texas’ NT40 courses for student leaders.
Personally, Hernholm is currently involved in a number of different impactful North Texas organizations addressing a wide array of issues facing the community, including as a Board Member of the Friends of Solar Prep Foundation and the University of North Texas Dallas County Alumni Association, where she served as the President of the University of North Texas Dallas County Alumni Association from 2016-2019. She is a member of the Lakewood Service League, Lakewood Women in Business, Texas Women’s Foundation XIX Society and League of Women Voters. Hernholm also volunteers with AFP Greater Dallas and Mount Olive Lutheran Church.
Hernholm received her B.A. from the University of North Texas and did her graduate studies in Nonprofit Administration at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University. She currently lives in Old East Dallas with her daughter and their 2 rescue dogs.
For more information about Nexus Recovery Center, please visit www.nexusrecovery.org.
ABOUT NEXUS RECOVERY CENTER
Founded in 1971 and based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that treats the whole woman by offering an array of comprehensive services, including specialized substance use disorder treatment services, as well as therapeutic treatment and care for their accompanying children in order to break the cycle of addiction - regardless of a woman’s ability to pay. Accredited by the Joint Commission since 2006, it is the only treatment center in North Texas that accepts women in the late stages of pregnancy and also allows children to accompany their mothers into treatment. Serving solely females on their journey to recovery, Nexus’ mission is to create a safe space for its clients and serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for women - and their families - affected by addiction. Nexus inspires hope, offers respect, and honors the unique differences of female addicts through the help of a dedicated board, volunteers, staff, partners and donors. Together, Nexus Recovery Center breaks the cycle of addiction, changing families’ lives, whatever their income, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. For more information, visit www.nexusrecovery.org.