SANCA’s New Executive Director

The SANCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Joe Hampson will be our new Executive Director, starting March 21. Joe stands out among the large pool of qualified candidates for the depth of his experience with nonprofits serving youth over more than 20 years. He brings an outstanding level of expertise in nonprofit management, strategic planning, community outreach, marketing, finance and development.

SANCA has been very fortunate to have benefited from the leadership of Dr. Octavia Graham, who has served as Interim Executive Director since last November. Octavia has been an inspiration for her deft handling of SANCA’s business and operations during this time of transition. She will be resuming her work as the Director of Staff Success (HR). Thank-you, Octavia.

Joe Hampson has been an Executive Director for the Sno-King Youth Club and the Sound Football Club, and a senior executive in multiple areas for Special Olympics Washington. According to those who have worked with Joe, he is very smart, a hard worker, open to hearing and developing the ideas of others, has strong experience with equity and inclusion, and is warm-hearted and kind. He is really excited about the power of SANCA to transform lives and he wants to be part of the team doing that.

Please give Joe our warmest welcome, and get to know him.


Kevin Ruddell
President, SANCA Board of Directors