Executive Director transition!
As the Mika community moves forward together to build whole relationships in Orange County, Mika's Board of Directors would like to share with our partners that our Executive Director, Keturah Kennedy, has transitioned out of her role at Mika CDC this month. She will be managing a national congressional campaign that will include advocacy for local community needs at a national level. We have been blessed to have Keturah with the organization since 2006 and serving as Executive Director for the past two years. While we are sad to see her go, we wish her well in her future endeavors and look forward to her future success.
As a board, we are committed to seeing the fruition of Mika’s work in the community this year and into the future. While our board continues to engage in visioning and planning for future leadership, one of our board members, Jenna Tourjé, will be representing the board as a full-time Interim Executive Leader for the next 3-6 months. Jenna has been working alongside Mika for the past ten years, and brings extensive experience in community development, non-profit leadership, and urban planning to the day-to-day operations of Mika.
This season is a beautiful time of growth for our organization. While we see the fruit of the last 15 years of Mika’s work in our communities, we know that some of our most significant stories are ahead. We will continue to see whole relationships developed through our community celebrations, English language learning, after-school programming, youth groups, leadership development, and our women's support groups.
Please reach out to Jenna with any questions, or stop by the office to say hello. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org!