Louise Franklin, new Interim Executive Director of the Dance Palace



By Ann Emanuels


The Board of Directors of the Dance Palace is pleased to announce that it has appointed Louise Franklin as Interim Executive Director of the Dance Palace in Point Reyes, starting on January 2nd.


Louise has been a resident of West Marin for more than 30 years, both full-time and part-time. She has a wealth of experience as an interim executive director (IED). She has served as the IED at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, and the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside. Before working as an IED, Louise was the Executive Director of The Center for Attitudinal Healing.


In addition to working as an IED, Louise has been a consultant to non-profits. She specializes in leadership training, grant-writing, fundraising and strategic planning. During her tenure at the Dance Palace, Louise will ensure uninterrupted continuation of services and programs while leading fundraising efforts and providing analysis and input that will inform the recruitment of the permanent executive director.


Louise will be with the Dance Palace for four to six months, bringing a fresh perspective during an important time of transition.The Dance Palace recognizes that change can be unsettling, but it is also an opportunity.The Board welcomes Louise and looks forward to benefitting from her many years of non-profit and leadership experience.


Ann Emanuels is the President of the Dance Palace Board of Directors