MFK Update – New CEO Selected

October 2, 2020

Dear Friends,

Your support has been so important to MFK’s operations over the last six months. We have been able to continue producing, distributing and treating children in Haiti who desperately need our help now more than ever. We’ve continued mentoring smallholder farmers and providing stable employment for our employees. We are continually thankful for your generosity.

While there may be a lot of uncertainty that surrounds us at this time, we want to assure you that MFK has been busy planning and strategizing for a successful 2021. Part of that plan is the selection of my successor. The MFK CEO Search Committee, working with Kittleman & Associates, has selected a new CEO that will lead MFK into the future. Angela Brown Gilliam, currently the executive director of ServeHAITI, has been chosen to lead MFK.

Angela is very familiar with MFK, as ServeHAITI is one of our valued partners. She has admired MFK’s work and development model in Haiti and is thrilled to join the team and continue the work of MFK in Cap-Haitien and St. Louis.

Angela was raised in Haiti by her missionary family and lived there throughout her childhood and teen years. Her experiences growing up in Haiti give her a keen understanding of the past and present challenges of operating in Haiti. Additionally, she has a proven track record of programmatic leadership, developing staff both locally and abroad, building partnerships, managing administrative and financial systems, overseeing communications and fundraising, and cultivating relationships to promote growth and sustainability.

Her experience extends well beyond Haiti. Angela also worked for the United Nations and the U.S. Department of State in such countries as Cuba, Germany and Syria. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and is fluent in Haitian Creole, French, and Spanish.

MFK will officially welcome Angela as the new CEO in January 2021, after she completes her commitments to ServeHaiti. The St. Louis and Haiti staff is looking forward to learning from Angela’s wide breadth of experience and working with her to continue and go beyond MFK’s current achievements.

As promised, I will work closely with her to transfer knowledge, make introductions and offer assistance where needed. I will also serve on the board of directors, provide counsel and MFK historical knowledge on MFK’s many projects and activities, performing any duties Angela deems most helpful to MFK.

Please join us in welcoming Angela and do not hesitate to reach out to me for an introduction and meeting with MFK’s new CEO when she joins us in January.

Thank you for all that you do to help MFK save lives and improve livelihoods for Haiti’s people.

Mesi Anpil,

Patricia B. Wolff, M.D.

Founder and CEO

Meds & Food for Kids