Laura Poche’, HOPE Ministries Board Chair, announced this morning that Janet Simmons has accepted the position of President and CEO, HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge.
Said Poche’, "In Janet we bring a recognized face, a visionary, a hard worker, and a proven eight year HOPE veteran to the top position at HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge. I’ve known Janet for a long time and expect her to hit the ground running."
Simmons succeeds Renee Craft who for nine years led an organization resulting from the merger of Friends of Families and United Methodist HOPE Ministries. Simmons joined HOPE Ministries in 2004 as Volunteer Director, was promoted to Director of Programs in 2005 and lastly promoted Director of Operations and Social Enterprise in 2008.
Simmons will assume her new position beginning July 1, 2012.