Bill Bletzinger comes to the Briya board with over forty years of professional experience with nonprofit management in the areas of finance, fundraising, membership database management, sales, marketing, and public relations, including twenty years in arts administration and association management, eight years in health care, and fifteen in education. In the twenty-three years professional experience in support of immigrant populations, Bill spent eight years of those years as the CFO of Mary’s Center for Maternal and Childcare and was original incorporator, board member, and spent the past ten and half years as Director of Finance and Administration of Briya Public Charter School. He retired December 31, 2019.
With a BFA in Drama as a Directing Major from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA in Theatre Administration with a finance focus from the Yale School of Drama, Bill has a lifelong interest in theatre and drama and is currently studying the history of Elizabethan stage at home on his own. He also has an MPH from George Washington University in Community Oriented Primary Care and continues to advocate for immigrants health and well being through financial contributions and political activity.