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The Children's Foundation Announces Melanie Cressman as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of The Children's Foundation of Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward is pleased to announce that effective Jan 9, 2023, Melanie Cressman has been appointed Executive Director.

“The Board is very excited to welcome Melanie to our team. Melanie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of our community and the not-for-profit sector that will be of huge benefit to the Foundation. She is a perfect fit for our charity, and we are thrilled that she is joining us.” said Liz Lehtinen, TCF Board Chair.

"I'm honoured and excited to be joining this team!" Melanie says. "The Children's Foundation does such important work in our communities; providing opportunities for children and youth to reach their fullest potential. We know how hard the past few years have been for all families and TCF is committed to supporting as many as possible. I'm thrilled to be part of the team that gives kids opportunities to play, grow, explore, laugh and dream."

Melanie has over 20 years of experience as a small business owner providing programming to children and youth in North Hastings. No stranger to the not-for-profit community, Melanie most recently served for five years with United Way Hastings & Prince Edward as Director of Donor Relations.

The Children's Foundation is striving to improve the quality of life for children and youth in need by providing educational opportunities, inspiring activities, engaging experiences and resources, that empower children and youth for future success, in the communities of Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.

Media Contact:

Melanie Cressman, Executive Director


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