Averill Stephenson joined the New Directions Board in 2022 and is Co-Chair on the Respectful Workplace Committee. She has devoted her career to the not-for-profit sector with 20+ years in programming, community development, and fundraising across fitness, health, and disability sectors. With a commitment to community development Averill has a passion for bringing people together to make a difference. Averill believes in the importance of physical activity contributing to community and can often be found leading group exercise classes in her community. Averill is excited to give back to the community through the opportunity to join the New Directions Board of Directors.