We are thrilled to announce the appointments of a new member of its Board of Trustees: Ms. Joan Nagelkirk; as well as a new member of its Advisory Board: M.Ed. Alejandra Rosas.
Joan spent the first 3 years of her professional life as a family therapist. For the next 15 years she was an entrepreneur, and the following 15 years she was a corporate finance executive. She also spent two years in Switzerland becoming a professional cook, which was her life-long dream. She lived in Chicago, where she was part of Friendship Force Chicago (a chapter of Friendship Force International) first as Treasurer, then as President. She also supported the Food Depository in Chicago for many years. In 2017 Joan moved to San Miguel, where her realtor referred her to Feed the Hungry. Joan’s first involvement with FTH was in the March Magic 2018 tour, in which she took the role of treasurer of the planning committee of said event. Shortly after she was invited to be part of the Advisory Board, and now we are delighted to announce her addition to the Board of Trustees, where she will be overseeing Strategic Planning initiatives within the organization.
Maestra Alejandra Rosas was a teacher, principal, and district supervisor in different locations within the state of Guanajuato for 34-years. During her career she also supported and participated in multiple NGOs, such as INMUJER and Casa Erandi’s School of Arts and Trade. Alex, as she prefers to be called, has always made it a priority to look for ways to support women and children in need. She will be a vital link between FTH staff and the principals and teachers who work at the schools where FTH operates kitchens. When Alex was principal at La Campana and Sosnabar, she took it upon herself to apply, and successfully receive, government grants for much needed materials and facility improvements at her schools. She also played a key role in motivating the students’ parents, especially the mothers, in becoming more actively involved with the schools. We anticipate she will be a role model for the principals FTH works with.
We wish Joan and Alex a most successful experience – welcome!!!