Nadirah Smith, Senior Director of Business Development, is a passionate family advocate, community activist, and diligent servant-leader dedicated to WIN’s mission of changing lives and strengthening families. For over twelve years, Nadirah has served WIN via the roles of: Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Program Development and Resource Acquisition Manager, and now as its Director of Development. She is a talented professional business writer, stellar trainer, and gifted administrator charged with the development, implementation, and manifestation of visions developed by WIN’s Executive Management staff.
Ms. Smith’s role responsibilities include: facilitating WIN’s program expansion into new service markets and geographic areas; increasing financial resources for innovative WIN services and collaborations; expanding Family Strengthening Practice as a national evidence-based model; and serving as an internal information hub for WIN Managers as it relates to regulations, public policy, and federal and state laws that impact programmatic operations.
As WIN’s Director of Development, Ms. Smith leads a team of Administrators, Consultants, and Licensed Clinicians who are all committed to the growth, expansion, and sustainability of WIN programs and services. Some of the achievements of the Development department, in recent years, include:
- Facilitated a pilot research study of WIN’s Family Strengthening Practice model (2007-2009)
- Birthed WIN’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation program which now sub-contracts over 50 small businesses and serves over 400 youth and adult residents of Maryland (2010)
- Established WIN’s Therapeutic Wellness Center, which provides therapeutic behavioral services and also individual, group, and family therapy services (2012)
- Launched WIN’s New Beginnings – Substance Abuse Counseling program which offers Intensive Outpatient, General Outpatient, Early Intervention, and DUI/DWI services to youth and adults (2016)
Nadirah’s Development team is currently working on implementation of electronic health record systems for all WIN programs and the international accreditation of WIN’s service locations. As a skilled strategic planner, program developer, and data analyst, Ms. Smith is committed to balancing collaboration with other human service providers with the development of systems that allows effective management of WIN’s staff performance and quality assurance of client outcomes.