After three years of tremendous service to Keep Austin Fed, Susan Nahkunst is resigning from her role as Executive Director (but staying on the board) in order to prepare for some exciting changes in her life. I quote from Susan’s letter:
“As many of you know the last three years for me personally has been both rewarding yet all the while challenging … I have been able to be a part of successfully growing a tremendous socially conscious nonprofit that cares for our earth and the people that live on it. We grew from very grassroots humble beginnings, transporting mainly bread to currently transporting over 33 tons of surplus food per month. I am grateful for my Keep Austin Fed time, it has kept me going during a time when I would have much rather retreated from life. I am now fortunate enough to have a new life chapter coming into view that I am ready to be a part of which will mean more time working, traveling and eventually moving to another city.
Being one of the founding members of Keep Austin Fed, I care deeply about its present and future development and therefore will remain on the board. I will work to make a smooth transition of all my duties so that Keep Austin Fed continues to grow and function efficiently after my departure. I only wish the very best for Keep Austin Fed, and that is why I think it timely to resign as Executive Director now while I still live in the area to help.”
Susan and the rest of the board are working to ensure a seamless transition for volunteers, food donors, and food recipients. We are grateful for Susan’s extraordinary leadership in transforming Keep Austin Fed and establishing it as a nationally recognized model for grassroots food rescue organizations and are thrilled she will continue her tenure as a board member. Keep Austin Fed wouldn’t be where it is today without her vision and talent. Please join me in thanking Susan for three years of outstanding leadership and undying dedication to Keep Austin Fed’s mission of reducing hunger and helping the environment by connecting surplus food and hungry neighbors.
Bill Fry, Board Chair