Congregations for the Homeless Selects Troy Christensen as their New Executive Director
In this role Troy will oversee CFH’s strategic direction, partnership opportunities, fundraising efforts, and ongoing programming. In speaking of his new position Troy remarked,
The Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) Board of Directors has announced that Apoorva Mallya will be their next Executive Director. Liz Swanson, who served as Interim Executive Director for the last 18 months will be handing over leadership responsibilities and staying on as a consultant to assist with the transition.
In response, Board President, Maria Corcorran, has said,
As we move forward under Apoorva’s leadership, HEP will continue its mission to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with viral hepatitis. Apoorva brings a tremendous passion for public health service delivery and a strong commitment to serving those who are most vulnerable. We are thrilled to have him at the helm as HEP celebrates 30 years of providing care for underserved communities disproportionately impacted by viral hepatitis.
In speaking of her new role, Amruta said,
SCCS's mission is closely aligned with my own philosophy of honesty, integrity, accountability, empathy and inclusiveness which guides my endeavors to fostering strong relationships with all children and families, especially those from diverse and financially insecure communities.
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Selects Stephanie Norton-Bredl as Executive Director
I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to serve alongside such an amazing team of staff, volunteers, and supporters. My first two weeks were spent immersed in programming, working side by side with our staff and volunteers. … I’ve met many clients, both here at the food bank and at community events, who have expressed how much our services have meant to their families. ...I’d like to express my gratitude for the warm welcome that I’ve received from our staff, our volunteers, our partners, and supporters. I’m excited about what we will accomplish together in the coming months!
“On behalf of the board and staff, we are excited to bring Michele’s vision, passion, and excellence to MoPOP. Our mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. Michele’s background and experience are exactly what we were looking for as we grow in Seattle and the global arts community.
When asked why she is excited about the role Elise remarked,
Having lived on Whidbey since 1998, I’ve been an ardent admirer of Goosefoot's innovative efforts to address many of South Whidbey's most pressing challenges. I couldn’t be more delighted and honored to serve in this capacity—and to get to work with Goosefoot's exceptional staff and board to strategically tackle the next set of priorities.
Equity and social justice have been at the very foundation of my vocation and life journey for the past 20 years. My personal and professional experience has been driven by the belief that the resources exist for all people to thrive, and public private partnership are critical to ensuring equitable access to housing, education and employment. On a deeply personal level, I know the impact of refugee resettlement. My father arrived to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam, and as the daughter of a refugee, I continue to learn the stories of my family and community. The mission and work of Tacoma Community House aligns perfectly with my life journey, professional experience and life work. I am honored to serve as the Executive Director of Tacoma Community House.
Hugo House is a Seattle-based organization that aims to provide a place for writers of all ages to come together to celebrate the written word. This year they celebrated their 25th anniversary as an organization and made an announcement that their current Interim Executive Director, poet Rob Arnold, would be leaving to lead Poets House, a Manhattan-based nonprofit poetry organization and independent library.
His departure left the role of Interim Executive Director open as they continue to search for the right person to fill the role permanently. Meriça Whitehall, who had most recently been serving as the Interim Chief Operating Officer, was then named to fill the role.
In speaking of change in leadership, Rob said, “I’ve worked very closely with Meriça these past few months while she served as our Interim Chief Operating Officer, and I can say with confidence that Hugo House couldn’t be better off. She’s truly marvelous.” He went on to say,
It has been an honor to serve our community by leading Hugo House through its public reckoning with racial equity and helping to implement lasting change in our beloved organization. I know Hugo House will have a bright future with fresh leadership.
We look forward to seeing the great things that will come from Huge House in the future as well!
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