Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has welcomed Angela Wheeler as its new director of development, providing strategic direction and management to its fundraising and marketing efforts.

Nearing its 50th anniversary, Community Services is hoping to increase its fund-raising and outreach efforts, to benefit a range of essential programs and services which are open to Vineyarders. These include the Island Counseling Center, Early Childhood Programs, the Thrift Store, disability services, and Connect to End Violence.

Ms. Wheeler was director of development at Northbay Environmental Education Center in Baltimore, Md., where she previously also worked in development at AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, and earlier with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She also spent a number of years in publishing, marketing and promoting the work of nonprofits.

A graduate of the University of Delaware, she is currently working on a master’s of business administration in project management from Aspen University.