Welcome Amy Reynolds, Share’s New Executive Director!
For those of you reading this who are familiar with Share, you’ll likely recognize Amy Reynold’s name—in fact, you may have met her at a community gathering, fundraising event or even while volunteering. Amy has worked for Share for 22 years, starting as a swing- shift case manager at Share Orchards Inn, moving up to Director of Share Orchards Inn and Winter Hospitality Overflow program, to Director of Programs and then Deputy Director. On Monday, July 17, she began her new role as Executive Director.
When Diane McWithey announced her retirement last October, the board of directors conducted a nationwide search, with the assistance of Page Two Partners. The search took place over seven months, involved input from a wide range of participants and included multiple rounds of interviews.
“Share is going through a truly unprecedented organizational change and I couldn’t be prouder of the work of our search committee, board directors, program managers and stakeholders who participated in this process. In selecting Amy as our Executive Director, we get an experienced leader with an immense passion for fulfilling Share’s mission, and we are excited for what lies ahead,” said Matt Lennick, Share’s board president.
During her time at Share, Amy’s commitment to alleviating trauma, suffering and poverty has remained steadfast. She is very excited to build upon the strong foundation of Share as a champion for professional staff development, with a clear commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and a passion for the mission.
“I believe that everyone should have a place to call home. Home is the foundation for family and community. A safe, stable place to live is necessary for people to not just survive but to thrive. Share has done incredible work in the community for the past 45 years and with so many people living outside and experiencing food insecurity there is clearly much more work to do,” shared Amy.
“As an agency we need to grow our DEI work and be willing to be humbled along the way. We need to strengthen our infrastructure to ensure that team leaders have the support that they need to lead in this new world. We need to recognize that cultivating a more diverse staff and valuing lived experience means that policies and practices need to be reflective of these beliefs. It is for these reasons that I am excited to step into the role as Share’s next Executive Director, to lead Share to an even more impactful future.”