NEW PORT RICHEY, FL–October 28, 2020. The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind (LVIB) of Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties announces a new Executive Director. Stefanie Pontlitz will succeed Jonathan Fister, upon his retirement.
Pontlitz joins the Lighthouse after serving as Vice President of Development for Youth and Family Alternatives and prior to that, COO of the United Way of Pasco County.
Lighthouse Board Chair, Jennifer Selk, stated “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank Jonathan Fister for his years of service and wish him well in his retirement. We are thrilled that Stefanie has agreed to be the new Executive Director of the Lighthouse. Her extensive leadership and fundraising experience will enable us to expand our services to the blind and visually impaired community.”
Pontlitz is a Pasco resident and has held multiple leadership positions in the community, including President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, President of Leadership Pasco, Founder and President of Business Networking International – Outlook to Success Chapter, President of Junior Service League, and President of Trinity Rotary, among many others. She was also named Hometown Hero in 2017 by It’s Your Home Trinity Magazine.
“I am incredibly excited to join the Lighthouse. I’ve seen the dedication and passion the staff have for their clients, and I look forward to working with them and the Board of Directors. By empowering those with visual impairment and blindness, we provide members of our community with the chance to achieve their goals and live independent lives. A mission I am proud to be a part of”, said Pontlitz.
For more information about the Lighthouse, visit https://www.lvib.org.