UCEF is pleased to announce that Inya Chehadé has joined UCEF as its first Chief Growth Officer, effective Feb. 1.

Inya brings more than twenty-five years of non-profit and fundraising experience to UCEF, having served as CEO of The Bridge, Inc., and Senior Director of Development for the New Jersey Health Foundation.  Inya also spent five years in Ukraine as the in-country executive director of the Children of Chornobyl Relief and Development Fund.

“Inya combines expertise in fundraising with a deep knowledge and love of our community,” said Taras Szmagala, Jr., Board Chair of UCEF.  “She’s committed to the mission of the Ukrainian Catholic University, and we’re fortunate to have her on the team.”

“I am excited and delighted to be joining such a wonderful team at UCEF and hope to bring my experience to the role to aid the incredible work that is underway at the Ukrainian Catholic University as it continues to grow and evolve,” said Chehadé.