Time Out, Inc. Executive Director Camille Levee is taking a time out.
On Wednesday, Levee resigned after sitting just a little more than a year at the helm of the Time Out organization, which includes emergency and transitional shelter for women and children, outpatient services and a thrift store.
“She is no longer a representative in any way of Time Out Inc., and can no longer incur debts or commitments on behalf of Time Out Inc.,” said Edna Welsheimer with Time Out. “We wish her well in her future endeavors.”
Time Out’s board of directors quickly named Welsheimer the interim director.
Welsheimer, who had worked as the volunteer and marketing support specialist for the group, said she could offer no further comment on Levee’s departure.
In her normal bright tone, Levee told the Roundup Thursday morning there was no big story behind her leaving.
“I felt it was time to make a personal change,” she said.
Levee said she had no plans to leave the Payson area and would continue her work with Soroptimist, the Friends of Payson Parks and Recreation and possibly do consulting work with other non-profits.
“You will still see me around,” she said.
She gave no definitive reason for resigning, but said she planned to travel more, visit family and help take care of a close friend in California in poor health. “This allows me some freedom to go see her,” she said.
She said she hopes the next executive director continues to lead Time Out to even bigger and brighter things.
Levee joined Time Out in June 2012 after heading up the Glendale Healthy Kids in California for five-and-a-half years. During her time with Glendale Healthy Kids, Camille was named Senator Bob Margett’s “Woman of the Year.”
Her dynamic, energetic personality instantly made her a figure in Payson.
She headed up the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event that saw the Payson police chief and other men don high heels and walk down Main Street to help raise awareness about domestic violence.
She also helped the shelter get a new van and raise community donations.
Levee said she was most proud of her efforts to increase the visibility of Time Out in the community; what programs they offer and how they work to get women and men out of abusive situations.