We are thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members of our Board of Trustees: Ms. Diane Largman and Ms. Kathryn West.
Diane Largman came to San Miguel de Allende from Philadelphia in 1991 with her late husband, Billy. Right away they became active in local charities and both served as presidents of Patronato Pro Niños. One day in the late 90s, Ms. Largman drove peer counselors to a ranch on the outskirts of Los Rodríguez for CASA and she noticed that the children didn’t look well fed. She approached Feed the Hungry San Miguel and started delivering food out to the ranch. In 2012, after Ms. Largman’s husband passed away, she decided to get actively involved in FTHSM as an advisory board member. Her decision was motivated by the people involved in the organization and by the mission
of the organization: “No child in San Miguel shall know the pain of hunger”.
Kathryn West and her husband Will Brien – a former Trustee of FTHSM – moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2014. Both became involved in FTHSM, learning through friends that it was a “terrific organization with a meaningful and important mission”. As a result, Kathryn has been part of the volunteer Monday food packing crew and has been part on the organization’s advisory board since 2016. She earned her BA in Government at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and received an MBA with high honors from Boston University. From 1968 to 1997, Kathryn held increasingly responsible management positions in several renowned institutions within the Boston area. For over 16 years, Ms. West was Vice President of Real Estate & Facilities at Partners HealthCare System in Massachusetts, a not-for- profit, integrated health care system founded in 1994 and one of the leading biomedical research organizations in the USA.
“Both Diane and Kathryn were elected unanimously to serve as trustees. Having been part of our advisory board for some time, we knew that with their collective experiences, they are more than qualified not only to be outstanding Board Members, but also to bring exciting new perspectives to Feed the Hungry San Miguel”, concluded Al Kocourek, our current President.
Welcome Diane and Kathy!