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Announcing Departure of Executive Director and Appointment of Co-Interim Executive Directors

On behalf of The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger Board of Directors, it is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that we announce Laura Wall's departure as Executive Director of The Coalition effective May 31, 2019. Since 2013, Laura played a critical role in the growth and success of the organization. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, and partners alike. While we will miss her and her leadership, we wish her the best in her new endeavor as Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties. We want to thank her for over six years of dedicated service.


We are pleased to announce the appointment of current Coalition staff, Kathy Fisher and Michele Lofton, as Co-Interim Executive Directors. Kathy has served the Coalition since 2014 as Policy Director. Michele joined our staff as Development Director in April 2017, and has extensive experience working in nonprofits.

Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find The Coalition Against Hunger's new Executive Director. During this transition period, it is our priority to find the best individual to lead, while maintaining a stable, trusted, and effective organization. We are hopeful and excited for The Coalition's next chapter as we continue our work to build a community where all people have the food they need to live healthy lives.


If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to Yvette M. Palmer at 214-430-0555 x100, or,



Yvette M. Palmer

Board President