Worth Knowing: The Haven announces appointment of new Executive Director


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The Upper Valley Haven has announced that it's named Michael Redmond to be its new Executive Director. Redmond will come to the Haven after serving for nearly 20 years at the Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield, N.H., where he served in numerous roles including as Vice President for Advancement, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Before working with the Crotched Mountain Foundation, Redmond held leadership positions at non-profit organizations in New York. 

Michael Redmond

Merritt Partridge, President of the Upper Valley Haven board of Directors, said Redmond is the "ideal person to lead this next chapter for the Haven. [His] calm, thoughtful leadership style combined with his proven capabilities in high-quality service delivery, sound financial management, and organizational development and effectiveness align well with the Haven's culture, values, and future."

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Redmond will succeed Sara Kobylenski, Executive Director of the Haven for nearly 10 years, who announced in September 2017 her plan to retire from the Haven in the fall of 2018. Redmonds will take the helm at the Haven on October 15.

The Upper Valley was founded in 1980. For more than 30 years, the Haven has provided temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food and clothing to anyone in need. The Haven has fostered independence through its Shelter Advocacy, Aftercare, Outreach and Education Programs. The Haven is open 365 days a year and never charges for any of its services. It serves over 6,800 people per year. For more information, visit www.uppervalleyhaven.org.

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