Pawn Nitichan, Executive Director & Vice President
Pawn Nitichan was a founding staff team member of City Year New Hampshire and currently serves as the Executive Director of City Year NH and a Vice President of City Year Inc. During Nitichan’s tenure, City Year NH (CYNH) has more than doubled its service capacity, hosted the National Convention during the Presidential Primaries, and moved its service location to New Hampshire’s largest city, Manchester, where the corps currently serves in the six lowest performing elementary schools in the state. With Nitichan’s leadership and her deep and abiding commitment to helping students & corps succeed, CYNH has developed a recognized culture of idealism, consistently providing high quality services to kids and community, reflected in numerous awards, including the Best of City Year Award (CYNH being one of only two sites that have received this award consecutively since the 2008 award inception), the University of New Hampshire’s President’s Community Partner Award, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare’s Community Hero Award, as well as the Corporate Fund’s Dunfey Award --one of the most prestigious awards in NH to recognize outstanding management skills and talent within the nonprofit sector. In addition, Nitichan’s wealth of experience in building public-private partnerships, as well as her successes in building relationship with political leaders in the state, have helped strengthen and gain support for both City Year and AmeriCorps.
Nitichan was born and raised in Thailand and because of her interest in diverse cultures; she became a student ambassador in the international student exchange program at Assumption University (ABAC). As a result of her involvement, Nitichan was the first student invited to continue her education at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. She has since made a permanent life in the United States. She enjoys art, nature, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.