|Dear Friends and Supporters,|
It is with regret that the Board of Directors announces Katie Corkern’s departure as Executive Director of Northshore Families Helping Families effective March 1, 2019. The board worked closely with Katie and saw first-hand her enthusiasm, hard work and commitment to our mission, and while we will miss her in the NFHF center, we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor.
Thanks to Katie’s leadership and the hard work of our staff, NFHF is stronger than ever. We have built new partnerships with businesses and community organizations in the parishes we serve. Our programs are well respected and in high demand among families and professionals alike. We are well positioned to move forward.
The Board of Directors has begun a search for the next Executive Director (you can find more information on the position below) and we are working closely with Katie and the staff to ensure a smooth transition. We appreciate and welcome your support as we take these next steps.
Please join me, and the entire Board of Directors, in thanking Katie for her service to NFHF and her commitment to individuals with disabilities and their families.
Board of Directors, Northshore Families Helping Families
After two incredible years with Northshore Families Helping Families, I have submitted my resignation to the board in order to pursue a new endeavor. While I have a mix of emotions as I move into this next chapter of my life, as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Rural Mental Health Alliance, I will be able to continue in the work that has become so important to me: advocating for those who are underrepresented and underserved. The decision for my transition did not come easily as I am extremely proud of all that Northshore Families Helping Families staff, board and community partners have accomplished during the past few years and I hold dear to my heart the relationships I’ve built during my wonderful time as NFHF’s Executive Director.
I want to give my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organization and of me personally from the beginning: staff, board members, and, of course our families and community partners. Without you, the organization would not be as strong and vibrant as it is. I am so honored to have been the leader of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it makes strides in supporting and empowering children and adults with disabilities and their family members on the Northshore.
All my best,
Katie Corkern, Executive Director, Northshore Families Helping Families