FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Melanie Geddes, MPA has been named Chief Executive Officer of LifeNet4Families, a Broward county non-profit organization that works to reduce the negative effects of food insecurity, hunger and poverty. In her new position, Geddes will oversee all aspects of organizational leadership, development, and growth.
Geddes brings to LifeNet4Families more than 18 years of experience in leadership and development of human service programs, administration of grant-funded programs, and contract management and administration. Prior to joining LifeNet4Families, Geddes served as Director, Health Initiatives for United Way of Broward County’s Community Impact division where she managed the agency’s largest impact area and procurement process, was instrumental in developing the organization's veteran services strategy, and established a forum for contracted providers to share knowledge and collaborate to increase community impact using a synergistic approach.
Geddes received a B.A. in deviant behavior and social control and an MPA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She lives in Coral Springs with her husband and two sons.
LifeNet4Families’ mission is to be a seamless system of care in Broward County, to reduce the pain and suffering of individuals and families in poverty by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. It accomplishes its mission by ensuring that individuals and families residing in Broward County and facing financial hardship are able to obtain food and other basic necessities. While reducing hunger is the primary goal of the organization, LifeNet4Families works to help clients regain or maintain stability by providing clients with access to on-site shower facilities, haircuts, clothing, counseling, referrals, job readiness preparation, emergency financial assistance, mailing address usage, and mail retrieval services.
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