Friday, May 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Kristen Kierulf-Mighty, the new executive director of the Quinn Community Center. | Submitted photo
Representatives with the Quinn Community Center at St. Eulalia Church, located at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, recently announced that they’ve hired a new executive director.
Members of the center’s executive board shared the news they had hired Kristen Kierulf-Mighty in a letter the organization sent out to community members and parishioners earlier this month.
Kierulf-Mighty, who succeeds the center’s founding executive director Gabriel Lara, is a Broadview native who has “an extensive background in public health, budget growth and management, data-driven assessment, and professional collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders,” Quinn board members said in the letter.
Board members said that Kierulf-Mighty started at the end of February and has “already made significant strides toward securing a vibrant future.”
Kierulf-Mighty, the first person in her family to attend and complete college, holds two bachelor’s degrees in microbiology and chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in public health, as well as a doctorate degree in life sciences, with a specialization in virology, from Northwestern University.
Started in 2011, the Quinn Community Center is the social arm of St. Eulalia parish and includes a variety of community programs, including a soup kitchen, food pantry holiday food basket drives, tutoring programs and language classes.
“Kristen’s warmth, energy, many (many!) skills, and connections to this community will be superb assets for growing the Quinn Center and building an inclusive culture of justice, health, and peace in Proviso Township,” Quinn board members stated in the letter.
The center is currently started the registration and fundraising process for its annual summer program. For more information on the program, or to give, click here. VFP
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