A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Friends,

It is with an immense amount of gratitude, and decades of wonderful memories, that I am writing to share some exciting news — both for me and for St. Joseph’s Family Center. After much reflection, I have decided to retire at the end of our fiscal year, June 2023. After 22 years as the Executive Director of St. Joseph’s, and 33 years in the field, I am going to be able to slow down, enjoy life, and take care of myself.

This is also an exciting time for the agency! We have incredibly strong, venerable support from dedicated staff and volunteers, a long history of successful and mutually beneficial partnerships, sustainable funding, and respect from the community. New energy, coming from new leadership, will drive the agency to new heights.

I am not leaving Gilroy, the community I love so dearly. I will forever be an ambassador for the agency, and an advocate for those we have served for over 50 years. I will also avail myself to the new leadership to help the transition run as smoothly as possible.

As for what happens next, the Board of Directors has assembled a Search Team, which will lead the way to find our next leader. Additionally, the Board has also created a Transition Team comprised of board members, staff, clients and community supporters to ensure that the entire transition process is transparent and smooth. We want to minimize disruption to our daily activities, support our new leader as they begin their journey with St. Joseph’s, and help advance equity and inclusion.

I am grateful to continue leading our organization during this important time. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas about our Search or Transition process please do not hesitate to reach out to me @ (408) 842-6662, ext. 125.

Peace and love,


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