We have two directors and are making it official!
As any organization grows, so do responsibilities. That’s especially true of a year that required the Community Living Campaign to reinvent almost all of our programs from in-person to on-line.
So we’re proud to make it official that Kate Kuckro, long the deputy director, is now co-director of CLC alongside long-time executive director Marie Jobling.
The redefined roles won’t make a huge change for our participants and partners, said Dave Knego, a member of CLC’s board of directors. But within the organization, it helps the staff and board of directors by providing a clearer chain of command for CLC’s diversified programs, including:
- neighborhood connectors
- food delivery networks
- computer training and access
- SF ReServe job placement program
- advocacy and coalition building
“The change builds on both of their strengths and confirms the executive-level work Kate has been involved in for some time,” Dave said. “Kate came on board in 2013 and has demonstrated outstanding organizational skills. She keeps many complex projects all running smoothly at the same time.”
Marie added that “Kate’s leadership has been defined by kindness and compassion.” She’s also helped the organization grow and improve through program development and fundraising, finance and accounting, as well as marketing and communications.
Marie co-founded CLC in 2007, part of a small group of activists who had worked for decades to make San Francisco a better place for seniors and people with disabilities.
“Marie is outstanding at networking and coalition building and knows everyone,” Dave said. “She’s great at creating clear, timely and engaging advocacy campaigns.”
Also leading to this change, “Marie is all about equality and practices what she preaches,” he said.
Marie and Kate are enthusiastic about this change and have exciting plans for all CLC’s program areas.
“Being co-directors helps us be more proactive and strategic in engaging new partners and being a good ally to the ones we already have,” Kate said. “It also makes things easier on our staff and creates more leadership opportunities as we look forward to expanding existing programs and developing new ones.”
Learn more about our mission and many of our programs here.