Today Concordia is proud to announce the appointment of Petra Němcová, Co-Founder of All Hands and Hearts, and Founder of Happy Hearts Mexico, Happy Hearts Indonesia, and Happy Hearts Czech Republic, to its Leadership Council.
In her leadership of All Hands and Hearts, a U.S.-based nonprofit providing relief to residents in areas affected by natural disasters, Němcová has played a vital role in driving disaster response and preparedness around the world. Her efforts and advocacy have supported the resiliency of countless communities, encouraging a proactive approach to emergency readiness that focuses on long-term solutions and risk mitigation.
At last year’s 2018 Concordia Annual Summit, Němcová participated in the Resilient Response: A Necessary Shift in Disaster-Giving panel. Němcová shared her insight into the critical need to establish long-term, sustainable solutions to disasters, including the advance preparation of funding and programs. She also announced the Resilient Response Initiative, a pledge to think about both first-term and the often missing long-term response.
“Petra’s expansive work and model of leadership have inspired many across the world, and her dedication to social impact fully aligns with Concordia’s mission,” commented Concordia Co-Founders Nicholas Logothetis and Matthew Swift. “We’re so proud to have Petra join our Leadership Council at such a critical time for the organization as we build out our regional efforts and continue to grow. Her unparalleled insight into disaster preparedness initiatives will be greatly welcomed.”
Upon accepting the invitation, Petra Němcová commented: “It is a high honor to join the dedicated group of individuals who make up the Concordia Leadership Council. As a global community, we are facing seemingly intractable problems too complicated for any single entity to address. The inclusive, cross-sector collaboration Concordia has created is essential for fostering sustainable solutions and positive changes, which our world needs. I look forward to contributing to the conversations Concordia is driving around globally-impacting issues.”
For the full list of Concordia Leadership Council Members, visit: https://www.concordia.net/leadershipcouncil/