New Foodnet Executive Director
7/12/21 – The Board of Directors of Foodnet Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce Aly Evans as the organization’s new Executive Director effective July 12, 2021.
The Board’s selection process resulted in the appointment of an internal candidate with extensive experience in executive leadership, development, and human services. Aly Evans joined the Foodnet Meals on Wheels Board of Directors during the beginning of 2021 where she has supported the program, education, and personnel committee, and the organization’s pandemic recovery efforts. She most recently served as the Community Relationship Manager at Boyce Thompson Institute.
Evans succeeds Jessica Gosa, and the Board would like to thank Jessica for her leadership and contributions to the organization for the past four and half years. Gosa led the organization in strategic planning, expanded programming, and cultivated partnerships to ensure the organization’s ongoing sustainability and growth.
“Aly brings enthusiasm, leadership, and a passion for Foodnet’s mission to provide meals and critical nutrition services, and I am confident that the organization will be well-positioned for success under her leadership,” said Jessica Gosa, Foodnet’s outgoing Executive Director. “The Board is excited and feels fortunate to be appointing Aly as the new Executive Director who has both internal experiences working with Foodnet, and an extensive background in developing strategic partnerships, resource development, community engagement, and nonprofit organization management,” said David Dier, Foodnet Meals on Wheels Board Chair.
“I am honored to be provided the opportunity to work with an organization that makes such a significant impact in our community.” Evans said. “The pandemic has had a devastating impact on food insecurity and in the lives of many of our older adult neighbors, which has underscored the importance of Foodnet’s services. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with Foodnet’s dedicated team, and community in the weeks to come.”