Vanessa Park is Fairwinds’ Communications and Marketing Director, coordinating and overseeing all marketing and communications, as well as grant-writing. A New York City native and graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and Columbia University (MFA/fiction), Vanessa was an English teacher at an independent school and then made a career change into development and communications in 2012. In addition, since 2007, she has had her own part-time editing and writing business called Vanessa’s Red Pen. She is also a member of the executive committee on the board of directors of Postpartum Support International. Vanessa is a blogger, a dancer, and a mother of two grown-up artists, a musician son and a poet daughter.