Following our first meeting of 2017, and on behalf of the Board at F.E.A.S.T., I am delighted to confirm that we have made a successful transition of the Executive Team here at F.E.A.S.T. central, and we have a “new” name among us following our most recent meeting.
Belinda Caldwell is confirmed as our Executive Director and will be joined in office by Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh taking over the reins as our new Outreach Director. Laura needs no introduction from me here, having been a founder of F.E.A.S.T. and an active, stalwart member of the Board over a period of many years. Needless to say, we are thrilled and excited to have her on board.
The rest of the Executive Team comprises myself as Chair, Nicki Wilson as Secretary, Siobhan McGurk as Treasurer, and Lisa LaBorde as Vice Chair.
Leah Dean has requested a leave of absence from the Board now that the new team is properly bedded in and she (finally!) has the opportunity to take a very well earned rest, and the Board has recorded a hearty and unanimous vote of thanks to her for her years of dedicated service to the organisation as its Executive Director.
The Executive Team look forward to further serving the organisation and to working with the families, volunteers, advocates and friends who form its lifeblood, its audience, and the power behind its engines. We also hope to be able to include you all in some exciting developments that we have planned for the coming months. You will no doubt be hearing from Belinda and Laura shortly as they bring you up to speed on all that they are busy doing.
As you were!
Erica and the Executive Committee