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The GardenWorks Project announces new Executive Director

Leadership Announcement

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The GardenWorks Project announces new Executive Director

The GardenWorks Project is excited to announce the selection of Teri Wood as the organization’s new executive director. Teri follows previous Executive Director, Jeannie Iseman, who served as the organization’s leader for the last six years.

Teri Wood brings over 20 years of experience in community engagement, fundraising, event planning, and volunteer management. She has served as a community relations coordinator, communications director, and most recently a community outreach coordinator all within the field of public education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Marquette University.

“After a thorough search process, the board is pleased to announce this appointment,” said Emily Kehoe, The GardenWorks Project Board President. “The hiring committee took a thoughtful approach to securing its new director and feels fortunate to have had such a rich pool of applicants. Teri will bring leadership and expertise to our programs and her deep commitment to improving the community is an obvious fit. She has the experience and perspective that we need and a strong connection to our mission.”

 “It is an honor to step into the role of executive director,” stated Wood. Throughout the interview process, I was amazed at the reach of this organization and the commitment of the board, staff, and volunteers. Jeannie has led GWP with such ambition, and I look forward to continuing to grow our mission to empower, educate, and support all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and neighbors.

 The GardenWorks Project was founded in 2012 and promotes organic suburban agriculture for the well-being of families, the environment, and those facing food insecurity. “Teri is a great match for our mission, and I cannot wait to see where our organization grows with her leadership and expertise,” said Jeannie Iseman.

About The GardenWorks Project

The GardenWorks Project is a registered 501c3 non-profit, volunteer-led organization founded in 2012 to serve the DuPage County, IL area. The GardenWorks Project empowers, educates, and promotes organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment, and families facing food insecurity. 

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