Raleigh, NC – Tina Blake, a development consultant for vitalink® in Raleigh, joins the ranks of area leaders who have completed the Leadership Triangle program. Blake was named a Goodmon Fellow at the graduation ceremony on May 1. Leadership Triangle brings together current and future leaders to learn about opportunities and challenges facing the Triangle and develop strong networks of cohorts to build on these opportunities and find solutions to the challenges we face.
“Leadership Triangle is just incredible,” says Blake. “The organization and its alumni are so engaged in the community. I feel like I have become part of something dynamic and am energized to jump in and find ways to contribute. The Triangle area is growing so fast, sometimes we forget there are still pockets of populations not benefiting from the growth. Leaders need to take differing groups and overlapping geographies into account as the Triangle grows. I look forward to working with my cohorts and the alumni who have come before me and will come after.” Leadership Triangle exists to train and educate leaders and to connect them with a strong network of likeminded community members as they strive to make a difference in the community.
Blake is a North Carolina native. She joined vitalink in 2016 and works with its senior living, higher education and other clients on strategy and development. She has a depth and breadth of experience in strategic marketing and product rollouts, most recently at a new independent living community, where she was responsible for promoting the community and managing the design of flexible, robust activity programs for seniors that improved mental cognition and socialization skills; and handling an in-house transportation program that included coordinating with local/county government agencies for appointment pick-up and drop-off. Blake also developed a calendar for community services to bring educational talks, health fairs and informational sessions onsite to benefit residents. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from East Carolina University.
vitalink (www.vitalinkweb.com) is a branding + strategic marketing think tank based in Raleigh, North Carolina, with offices in Huntington, West Virginia. Founded in 1996, vitalink partners with colleges + universities, senior living communities, non-profits and membership organizations to vitalize their brands. vitalink is a founding partner of HBCUgrow (www.hbcugrow.com). vitalink and its team members give back to the community on a regular basis.