Former Island Senior Resources (ISR) Executive Director, Cheryn Weiser, leaves the organization after an impressive 12 years in the role, turning the reins over to Michele Cato to continue the great work ISR has come to represent. Michele is an experienced leader with a background in nonprofit management and health and wellness services as well as a passion for serving vulnerable populations.
When asked about her replacement, Cheryn has said, “Michele's deep commitment to community and her understanding of the complexities of social service will make her an excellent leader for ISR.” June Nailon, Island Senior Resources Board President reiterates this sentiment in saying, “ISR is incredibly fortunate in bringing talent dedicated to excellence in community nonprofit leadership and management to Island County.”
Community Homes, a housing provider in King County for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), has selected Marci Muhlestein as their new Executive Director.
In discussing her new role, Marci has said,
It’s an honor to join the Community Homes team and pursue its mission of expanding unique housing options and providing exceptional housing education. Building strong partnerships within our collective communities increase choices and create opportunities for individuals on the path toward an inclusive, fulfilling life. At the end of the day, it’s the relationship with the individual as they become part of a community of their choice and create a safe place to thrive, enjoy life and be more independent. It’s about being part of their journey by simplifying the complexity of everyday experiences.
After 11 years as Executive Director of Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Cori Walters stepped down from her role, leaving big shoes to fill. In her time with Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, she helped to facilitate monumental changes to make the organization more successful in its mission to provide basic needs for the community and promote self-sufficiency. This has resulted in a strong foundation that grounds the staff team, board, and strategic partners in a firm belief that the future will be successful for Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
Tom Bull has joined the Edmonds College Foundation as their new Executive Director and will be representing them at their upcoming INSPIRE benefit coming up in April 2022.
With more than 20 years of higher education administration and non-profit institutional advancement, Tom brings a wealth of experience into the role.
The Foundation said of his hire,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Names Alonda Williams as New President & Chief Executive Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (BBBSPS) have named Alonda Williams as their new President and CEO, beginning a new chapter in the transformative work they do in their community.
A former Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, Alonda brings first-hand experience to the position. Her strong personal commitment to youth development makes her a natural fit for the role.
Alonda was chosen because she is passionate about service and making a difference in her community by lifting up today’s youth. Her empowering perspective and personal drive will be a huge asset to BBBSPS as she works to help the next generation reach their full potential.
Seattle Against Slavery is excited to announce Crystal Rozelle-Bennett as its new Executive Director. Under the direction of the SAS Board of Directors and with input from SAS leadership and the assistance of Valtas, Crystal’s hiring concludes a months-long effort to find the best match to lead the nationally and regionally recognized progressive anti-trafficking organization.
Crystal brings over two decades of experience to Seattle Against Slavery. For the past 25 years Crystal has been driven by her personal experiences of trauma to educate, advocate, and amplify the voices of individuals and communities in order to promote healing and opportunities to move from surviving to thriving.
Audere is pleased to announce the appointment of their new CEO – Dr. Dino Rech. He replaces Philip Su, Audere’s Founder, who will remain as an advisor to the organization.
Dr. Rech will lead the organization while reporting directly to the Board of Directors. As the lead executive, Dr. Rech will be responsible for driving the company’s vision and strategy forward.
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