The Family Service Board of Directors held its Annual Meeting last week at the home of continuing Board Chair Elizabeth Haecker-Ryan and her husband John.
Guest speaker Ben Johnson, President/CEO of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce praised the remarkable progress made by local citizens and members of the nonprofit and business communities since Hurricane Katrina, describing New Orleans as a "resilient city."
He credited the positive transformation to a degree of passion and collaboration that had not existed prior to Hurricane Katrina.
Johnson cited new levels of integrity and accountability in New Orleans' government, reforms within the school system, establishment of a biomedical district and the city's Economic Development Plan as sure signs of progress.
CEO Ron McClain provided the board leadership with a current assessment of Family Service and distributed copies of the agency's newly released annual report. Regarding prospects for 2013, McClain stated: "I see promise."
New board appointments include:
Blake Jones as First Vice Chair
Jackie Sullivan as Second Vice Chair
Adrienne Colella as Treasurer
Jean Taylor as Secretary
If you would like to receive a copy of the FSGNO annual report, please call Phyllis Brown at 504/822-0800 ext. 218. The annual report can also be viewed online at: www.fsgno.org/publications