Megan McKenna is Director of Strategy and Development

Megan McKenna y Lourdes Shanjani. /Photo: Courtesy Mano a Mano

Megan McKenna y Lourdes Shanjani. /Photo: Courtesy Mano a Mano

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Board of Directors, we write with the bittersweet news that Megan McKenna will be transitioning out of the role of Executive Director of Mano a Mano, effective November 1, 2017. Megan’s contributions to Mano a Mano have been invaluable and despite her transitioning out of the executive director role, we are happy to report that we will retain her skills, expertise, and passion to serve our community in a different capacity- Director of Strategy and Development. She will now shift her focus and put her strengths to good use in developing and diversifying the organization’s revenue base, oversee communications and marketing, and manage implementation of our strategic priorities. Our leadership team is excited to add this new position to the organization and thrilled that Megan will fill this role and continue to contribute to the organization. At this time, we are also very happy to announce that the Board of Directors has named Lourdes Shanjani to be the new Executive Director of Mano a Mano, effective November 1, 2017. Currently the Healthy Families Program Manager at Mano a Mano, Lourdes brings a strong mix of previous programmatic and management experience to this new position. An immigrant herself, Lourdes obtained her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, where she also worked in clinical settings as a young physician. She is well-respected and deeply involved in the community, a familiar face and compassionate advocate known to many throughout Lake County. We are thrilled for her to step into this role and lead Mano a Mano down the path to continued success and into our next stage of growth. Please join us in congratulating both Lourdes and Megan on their new paths. As an organization, we are truly grateful for the leadership, contributions, and sacrifices of these two women on behalf of our community and the mission of Mano a Mano. We look forward to continuing forward on our path of sustainable growth and increased impact in our community in a time when Mano a Mano is more important than ever. We thank you for your partnership, contributions, and continued support of Mano a Mano. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Sincerely, The Mano a Mano Board of Directors