Friends of Reston Introduce New Executive Director

Friends of Reston Introduce New Executive Director


Kia Cole-Hines

Kia Cole-Hines of Reston has been tapped as the new Executive Director of Friends of Reston (FOR), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for Reston Association (RA). According to FOR’s president Carol Nahorniak, the strong ties Cole-Hines has to the community make "a great match for the organization".

"This position will further allow me to have a hand in preserving and enhancing the community where I live, work, and play," Cole-Hines said.

"I am extremely pleased that Kia has accepted the offer to be the next Friends of Reston Executive Director, said Reston Association CEO Hank Lynch. "I am certain she will be tremendously successful with this new leadership challenge. The Friends of Reston's mission is to support RA with charitable, educational, and scientific activities. As both the FOR Executive Director and RA's Business Engagement and Sales Manager, Kia will be able to increase awareness of philanthropic opportunities that support projects like Reston Camps scholarships, swimming and tennis for children and various environmental and nature activities that benefit the Reston community."

Cole-Hines replaced Katie Shaw, who is leaving the position after 16 years. "We were understandably disappointed to hear that she would be stepping aside," said Nahorniak. Shaw will continue her management of Walker Nature Center, operated by RA.