Center announces new leadership

Macala Carter
Wednesday, June 22

The Board of Directors of the Center for People in Need is pleased to announce Macala Carter as the new Executive Director of the Center for People in Need.

Macala brings a wealth of experience in leadership, customer service and strategic planning to the position. Through her work with Leadership Lincoln and various nonprofit boards, she’s gained a deep understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by low-income individuals and families.

“I believe Macala will work very well with the staff and board,” said David Van Horn, the board’s vice-chair. “Her energy and enthusiasm will help propel the Center forward.”

“Macala is a high-energy individual with a proven track record of strategic planning and leadership,” said board secretary and search committee chair Jason Steele. “We look forward to her building upon the solid foundation laid in place by Chris Funk and her team.”

Macala will begin at the Center in July. The current executive director, Chris Funk, will remain in her position through June before retiring.

“We want to thank Chris for her dedication and passion for the Center’s mission. She guided the organization through one of the most trying times the Center has faced in its almost-20 years,” said board president Lynn Roper. “Through her leadership, the Center was able to serve a record-number of families and help keep our community strong through a global pandemic.

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