Entering our planned transition period, the Board of Directors is fully engaged in an organizational assessment of Store to Door in preparation of the search for our next Executive Director. As part of the board’s due diligence, we connected with several search consultants and are in the process of evaluating options. Our aim is to follow a comprehensive plan to cull the best candidates for this critical role and select an executive with the capabilities needed to embark the organization onto its next phase of evolution and growth.
We are pleased to have the practiced hand of Paul Lipscomb at the helm. In addition to leading Store to Door staff as Interim Executive Director, Paul is partnering with the Board of Directors to execute a deliberate and collaborative search for our future leader. The Executive Committee will continue to work closely with Paul during this transition phase.
We are grateful that our former Executive Director Kiersten Ware left Store to Door and its program in such a strong position. During this transition, our amazing staff remain devoted to providing outstanding service to our clients, volunteers, donors, and stakeholders.
This month has started off strong and fruitful. We received a $30,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to support technology improvements for our volunteer management and routing systems. Store to Door has also been selected for an Oregon Ethics in Business Award from the Rotary Club of Portland, which will be presented to us in May at an awards banquet. These recent achievements are prime examples of how Kiersten poised the organization for success. We will only continue to build upon these accomplishments moving forward – together. Thank you for your continued dedication to our shared mission and vision for Store to Door, each and every day.
President, Store to Door Board of Directors