LTWC announces 1st executive director in 44-year history

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care announced on Monday that Heidi Volkhardt Allstead has been named the first executive director in the agency’s 44 years.

Heidi Volkhardt Allstead

Allstead brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management experience across a variety of business sectors and has a deep passion for supporting nonprofits during their “next phase” of growth. During her tenure in the nonprofit community, she has helped organizations develop robust grant management processes, institute financial best practices, enhance donor and community relationships, create board development training programs, as well as provide strategic planning/succession planning and organizational audit processes.

Allstead’s background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental conservation with a minor in biology from Northern Michigan University. Her previous work includes supporting water quality initiatives, watershed restoration projects, and land conservation efforts in the Great Lakes region. Allstead and her family (including their two awesome dogs) have called Lake Tahoe home since 2008.

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, founded in 1978, is a nonprofit that seeks to protect and keep wildlife wild and healthy.

For more information about Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, visit

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