Ruth Dickey

Ruth Dickey

Executive Director

Ruth brings over two decades of nonprofit leadership to her work at SAL, having led organizations in Washington, DC, Cincinnati, OH, and Burien, WA. She has received the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, a Mayor’s Arts Award from Washington DC, and an individual artist fellowship from the DC Commission and Arts and Humanities. Ruth holds an MFA in poetry from UNC-Greensboro, and a BS in Foreign Service and an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, and was a 2017 fellow with the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program. She is a voracious reader, a nonprofit capacity building nerd, and has taught poetry workshops in soup kitchens, drop in centers and the DC Public Schools.