The Gang Alternatives Program (GAP) Board of Directors has named SueAnn D. Ballat, M.P.A as GAP’s new Interim Executive Director for the Gang Alternatives Program (GAP).
Ms. Ballat assumed the role beginning on January 1, 2023 and she is now responsible in overseeing the day- to-day operations of the organization and its community programs. GAP’s serves over 3,000 youths and their families each year through My Gangfree Life® programs, and removes over 8 million square feet of graffiti annually through our Community Clean Up (CCU) programs.
“As a native of Wilmington, I consider GAP my home community-based organization, and thrilled to lead one of the City’s long-standing agency established in 1986 with its objective in keeping the community and its youths with a gangfree life®,” Says Ms. Ballat.
Ms. Ballat not only comes with her local experiences growing up in the community, but also as a graduate of GAP’s professional development programs, Senior Executive Training Alliance (SETA) and the Junior Executive Program (JEP). “I started my career working at GAP in 2005, and had opportunities for professional growth in training programs provided by the organization with the SETA and JEP programs,” stated SueAnn. “These kinds of professional development programs are essential to any workforce interested in retaining long -term key employees in the organization.”
Ms. Ballat will oversee the remainder of the 2022-2023 fiscal year for the organization in the interim executive director capacity. This will include projects such as GAP’s Annual Mitch Maricich Fundraising Event held in the Spring/Summer and its summer enrichment programs, such as STEP UP! and My Gangfree Life®.