Dear Beloved Community,
On behalf of the Hack the Hood Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Gelobter as Interim Executive Director, following the departure of Co-founder & CEO Susan Mernit - who will continue to serve the organization as a board member.
A national leader in the environmental justice movement with extensive experience leading software startups as well as organizational change, Michel has deep experience in non-profit, social justice leadership as well as tech and clean energy entrepreneurship. He has worked most of his life in and with communities of color and in roles leading diverse teams, working with young people as emerging professionals, and overseeing finance, fundraising, and programs in mission-driven organizations. His proven leadership skills and alignment with Hack the Hood’s mission and vision make him a natural fit for this role.
We are excited that Michel has agreed to serve in this capacity as we continue implementing our transition plan to find a permanent executive director. Hack the Hood is committed more than ever to building upon our recent successes and working to achieve empowerment for our youth and small businesses in the community. Thank you for your continued support as we move on to a great new chapter for Hack the Hood.
Gabriel Castillo, Luther Jackson, Patty Mitchell and Kamal Shah
Executive Committee of Hack the Hood Board of Directors
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