Welcome Winnipeg Harvest’s New Executive Director

17/01/2018

 

WINNIPEG HARVEST ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

WINNIPEG, January 3, 2018 — The Winnipeg Harvest Board of Directors is pleased to announce Keren
Taylor Hughes as the organization’s long-term Executive Director, effective January 2, 2018.
Keren brings to the role a lifelong passion for ensuring that the most vulnerable in our community are
respected and supported, along with extensive work experience from across North America and strong
academic credentials. Keren began her career in Winnipeg with Child and Family Services, and over the
past 30 years has built an exceptional track record of leading organizations, helping them to achieve
greater impact.

“I am excited to be leading such a passionate and dedicated team at Winnipeg Harvest”, shared Keren
Taylor-Hughes. “The fight against hunger and poverty must be relentless, and together with the ongoing
support of generous and caring Manitobans, we will continue to strive to meet the growing needs of
those in our community”.

“After conducting a nationwide search and extensive interview process, we’re thrilled to have Keren
join our team, filling the key leadership role of Executive Director”, said Gail Loewen, Board President,
Winnipeg Harvest. Following the retirement of David Northcott, the Board took the time necessary
to consider the future needs of the organization and set out a plan for the Executive Director
search. The Board also expressed appreciation to Kate Brenner, who stepped in as Interim
Executive Director during the transition period.

For more than 30 years, Winnipeg Harvest has played a vitally important role, bringing a voice to
hunger, and leading the community in its support of those in need across our province. Each month
Winnipeg Harvest provides emergency food assistance to nearly 64,000 people across Manitoba.