Edible Peace Patch Project hires executive director

 

ST. PETERSBURG –The Edible Peace Patch Project, now in its sixth year, has hired Sherry Howard as its new executive director.

Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Clark University and has a Master of Business Administration from Florida Metropolitan.

Her vast experience with youth and family organizations include positions with Head Start and the Pinellas County School Board. At the school board, she worked as Family and Community Liaison and Coordinator, helping increase community and family involvement with area schools. She also headed various other events and activities, including the Great American Teach In and P2ACC Parent Academy for South Pinellas County.

Howard also worked for several years in banking as senior mortgage officer and finance office manager. Her community involvement includes volunteering and mentoring for a variety of non-profit organizations in St. Petersburg.

Board Chair Linda Marcelli said, “Sherry brings incredible experience, energy and dedication to our mission along with a great caring heart and dedication to children and families in need. Sherry is a great leader/manager and will take EPPP to the next level on behalf of the communities we serve. We are thrilled to have her join us and look forward to working with her as we continue to provide vital services to families and children.”

The Peace Patch team also includes Ray Wunderlich, our Garden Manager and Kelli Harper, Education Director.

The Peace Patch has just launched its 2016 spring schoolyard garden program and continues its innovative and successful work with the schoolchildren and youth on the Southside of St. Petersburg.

About the Edible Peace Patch Project:

The Edible Peace Patch Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Tampa Bay. Our mission is to cultivate healthy minds and bodies through hands-on educational gardens in order to grow successful lives and communities. Our vision is to eliminate poverty through better education and improved nutrition in disadvantaged communities.

For more information, please visit www.peacepatch.org

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