Published : Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 11:45 AM
Jericho Road Pasadena, a nonprofit organization that matches the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of nonprofits in the San Gabriel Valley and Northeast Los Angeles, has added three new board of directors — Anne Kennedy, Carol Kirby and Janet McIntyre. The announcement was made by Jericho Road Pasadena Board Chair, Roger J. Patterson.
Anne Kennedy spent a career in clinical research management focusing primarily on cancer research. She was the founding Executive Director of The Wellness Community-Foothills (now the Cancer Support Community Pasadena) and served in that capacity for 10 years. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.S. in Biostatistics from USC and an MBA from UCLA. She has been an active community volunteer since moving to San Marino in 1978. She has served on the San Marino PTA and Schools Foundation Boards, the Boards of Portals, LAMP, Scripps Home, Cancer Support Community Pasadena, Planned Parenthood, Wellesley College Alumnae Association & Wellesley Club of Pasadena. She is a docent in the estate tours and student education programs at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and has served as a consultant to six local nonprofit groups as a Jericho Road volunteer.
Carol Kirby retired as Chief Marketing Officer for Accor North America. She was responsible for marketing and strategic planning for North and South America for all hotel brands, including Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Red Roof Inn, Studio 6 and Motel 6. Previous to Accor, she was Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning with Baskin Robbins. She is currently the Board Chair with the Pasadena Humane Society and volunteers with Planned Parenthood and HMRI. She has volunteered with Jericho Road Pasadena since 2011 and is excited to move into a board role in 2017.
Janet McIntyre has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles. She is currently VP of Programs and Training at Executive Service Corps of Southern California. Previously she worked in development in the arts, both at KUSC Public Radio and at the LA Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl. She is a certified coach and earned her Exec Master of Leadership from USC and her B.A. in Public Policy with a minor in Asian Studies from Occidental College. Volunteerism and philanthropy have played a big role in both her professional and personal life. Currently, she is co-chair of the South Pasadena Community Garden, which she helped develop as part of an AAPI Giving Circle. She is an active volunteer with her alma mater and resides in South Pasadena.
The three new directors, who were recently inducted into the organization, join eight existing board members—Roger J. Patterson, Christine Bender, Lisa Wilson, David Shechtman, Lynn Miyamoto, Mimi Hennessy, Judy Gain and Bob Harrison.
Pasadena and the surrounding areas are home to over 600 nonprofits, which assist a community of approximately 150,000 people, 14% of whom are below poverty level. Jericho Road Pasadena provides assistance to these nonprofits by matching skilled volunteers to meet nonprofits’ operational and strategic needs and providing workshops for nonprofit staff, boards and volunteers.
Jericho Road Pasadena, 75 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, (626) 714-7234 or visit jrpasadena.org.
About Jericho Road Pasadena
Jericho Road Pasadena is a non-sectarian 501C3 nonprofit corporation that bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations and businesses to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers.
Since Jericho Road Pasadena officially opened its doors in May 2010, over 100 skilled volunteers have completed 385 capacity-building projects for local nonprofits. The projects have provided partner organizations the equivalent of one million dollars of operational assistance, with over 12,000 hours in staffing—all through qualified volunteers and absolutely free to the organizations in need.
Skilled volunteers improve nonprofits’ operational capacity, including board development, marketing, informational technology, finance and human resources, among other operational issues.