South Florida nonprofit Trees of Hope announces new executive director
Nicole Escobar appointed to lead sexual abuse and human trafficking nonprofit as previous president transitions to board of directors
By: Trees of Hope
Nicole Escobar has been chosen to lead the organization after serving most recently as creative director.
For more than a decade, Trees of Hope has been a leader in the war against the silent sexual abuse epidemic. Escobar joined the organization in the summer of 2015, when she came on board as marketing manager. The experienced marketing professional was later promoted to creative director and then assistant executive director before taking the helm of the organization.
The news of Escobar's appointment comes following the announcement that the previous president and executive director, Trees of Hope founder Dee Proietto, stepped down to focus on serving with the board of directors in a fundraising capacity.
Escobar views her service with Trees of Hope as a calling and said she's excited to lean into her new role.
"I am truly honored to serve as the new executive director of Trees of Hope as we continue fighting sexual abuse, supporting survivors, and protecting future generations through education and outreach," Escobar said. "I am committed to working closely with our team, our board, and our community to adapt to and address emerging needs in the global fight to stop sexual abuse."
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Trees of Hope has continued to deliver their services, including online prevention workshops, virtual and online support groups, and educational resources designed to help people of all ages understand the problems associated with sexual abuse, human trafficking and early exposure of pornography.
This year, the pandemic forced the cancellation of the organization's major fundraiser. To meet the growing demand for services, the organization is hoping to make up for COVID-induced losses by running a year-end donation drive. Read Trees of Hope's 2020 Impact Report to learn more about the organization's prevention and healing projects and support their year-end giving campaign at https://www.treesofhope.org/
For more information about Trees of Hope, go to https://www.treesofhope.org. Follow the organization on Instagram (@treesofhopefl)