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Press Advisory | GASP Saying Goodbye to Longtime Leader, Now Seeking Executive Director Candidates

Updated: Apr 3



Amanda Gillooly

GASP Communications Manager

The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) is seeking candidates for executive director following the resignation of its longtime leader, Rachel Filippini.

Filippini, who has served as GASP’s executive assistant and education coordinator before rising to the position of executive director 17 years ago, will depart the organization in mid-September to pursue the next chapter in her personal and professional life.

“We’re sorry to see her go,” GASP Board President Jonathan Nadle said. “It’s become cliché to say a leader is leaving ‘for personal reasons’ and ‘to spend more time with family,’ but in her case it’s actually true. Rachel has a young family and wants to be more easily involved in their activities and do something meaningful closer to where she lives.”

Nadle continued:

“On a personal note, I’ve known Rachel for over two decades and have seen her grow into her role. It’s been a pleasure working with such a competent, passionate, effective leader. GASP wishes her the best in whatever she decides to do next.”

“I am so honored to have had the opportunity to work for and lead such a fantastic organization for all of these years,” said Rachel Filippini. “My time with GASP is full of good memories and so many points of pride in all that we have been able to accomplish. I have greatly enjoyed getting to work with such a dedicated, passionate, and hard-working staff and board of directors.”

GASP is seeking qualified candidates. You can view the job description and apply on our website.  


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