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EMF Adds Two to Leadership Team

Educational Media Foundation (EMF) has added two to its executive leadership team overseeing human resources and donor relations.

Maggie Bahou was named chief people officer in November 2023. Bahou brings more than 27 years of experience in human resources, including prior experience as chief people officer for Tennessee-based PopHealthCare, a GuideWell company, and six years as vice president of human resources at Compassus Healthcare. Additionally, Bahou has served in leadership positions with the State of Tennessee and New Hampshire Retirement System, in addition to independent consulting roles. She holds a master’s degree in organizational behavior from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in business from Tennessee Technological University.

Natalie Carlisle was named senior vice president of donor engagement in December 2023. Prior to joining EMF, Carlisle was chief development officer for Florida-based international charity Food for the Poor where she served for 13 years. Additionally, her nearly 30 years of experience has included senior leadership positions in development with United Methodist Senior Services, Development Systems International, and extensive professional consulting roles. Carlisle is a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She holds a certificate from the Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary and is designated as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

“We are thrilled to welcome these two outstanding leaders to our team,” said Todd Woods, EMF chief executive officer. “Both Maggie and Natalie have proven track records of success in their fields and their expertise will further position EMF to deliver on our mission to inspire and encourage meaningful relationships with Christ.”

Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is the parent organization of leading Christian radio networks K-LOVE and Air1 and employs 500 team members among its offices in California, Tennessee, and field locations.

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