The new executive director of OLLI@UGA brings with him years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in the United Kingdom.
Timothy "Tim" Meehan began his new post at OLLI@UGA on Nov. 28. He succeeds Katy Crapo, who is retiring; she was appointed the first director of the organization in 2010.
"I am extremely excited to take on this new challenge, combining my passion for non-profits and education," said Meehan. "I look forward to being able to build on the great work done by Katy Crapo in making OLLI@UGA an asset both for UGA and for all the lifelong learners of Athens."
Meehan comes to OLLI@UGA from London, where he has spent the past decade as marketing and operations manager for the St. Andrews Holborn Church Foundation and Associated Charities. In this position, he oversaw several subsidiaries for the foundation and managed the day-to-day operations of the organization's venue. He also supervised a team that hosted more than 400 events each year, managed the sales and marketing for the venue, and developed and managed administrative and governance services for client charities.
St. Andrew Holborn is an administrative base for six charities with assets of more than $30 million, and also includes a multi-use events and conference venue and an historic Christopher Wren church that is open to the public daily.
Meehan also has extensive experience as a volunteer board member for a South London community center and taught music to underprivileged students in South London.
His move to the United States with his wife, Kathleen, and two children puts the family closer to her hometown of Gainesville, where her parents still live.
OLLI@UGA is hosting meet-and-greet sessions at the River's Crossing break room for members and others to meet Meehan. The next event is 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
OLLI@UGA is a member-led organization affiliated with the national Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Open to ages 50 and older, OLLI@UGA offers an array of courses, speaker programs, travel opportunities and social events. For more information or to join, visit olli.uga.edu.