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After two years of incredible leadership, Ilse Akbar has ended her role as Executive Director of the Edina A Better Chance Program. She supported our scholars and t he program with genuine enthusiasm, care and professionalism and improved every aspect of the program in which she was involved. We are sorry to see her go and but appreciate that she will continue to be involved with the Gala and fundraising.
We are pleased to announce that Loretta Smith has agreed to act as Interim Executive Director while we conduct a formal search for a new permanent Executive Director. As many of you know, Loretta has a lot of experience with Edina ABC and has remained involved with our program and scholars since she left the Resident Director position last year. She is in a great position to help us make this a smooth transition. Loretta began her position on January 1st and Ilse’s last day was January 17th.