Eugene, OR, Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holt International Children’s Services recently announced new board leadership following the semi-annual board of directors meeting held in early November. The Holt Board of Directors is a governing board with a geographically diverse group of directors representing adoptees, adoptive parents, and functional experts with experience in child welfare and special needs, finance, risk management, and business operations. These board members volunteer their time and resources to support the Holt mission of ensuring a loving, secure home for every child.
“Holt’s board leadership team is comprised of individuals who bring an assortment of expertise and insight to our mission, including their own adoption stories” said Dan Smith, Holt Interim CEO. “We are immensely grateful for their service and counsel.”
The Holt Board of Directors has selected Derek Parker as the new board chair, most recent board vice-chair. Mr. Dan Dietrich will now serve as Holt’s board vice-chair.
“I am personally delighted to work alongside such a strong group of leaders, and I look forward to serving with them in the future,” said Margaret Fitch-Hauser, immediate past chair of the board. “I’m also very pleased that Derek Parker will lead the next chapter of our work in his new role as board chair.”
The board members began their two-year terms as officers effective November 2022. The newly elected leaders are as follows:
- Mr. Derek Parker: Holt Board Chair (San Diego, CA)
- Mr. Dan Dietrich: Holt Board Vice-Chair (Denver, CO)
- Mr. Tom Feely: Holt Board Secretary (Portland, OR)
- Ms. Linda Voelsch: Holt Board Treasurer (Vancouver, WA)
About Holt International
Holt International is a Christian organization that provides care and support to many of the world’s most vulnerable children — those who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. We work in local communities around the world and strive to keep children in their families of birth by providing the care and support they need to grow and thrive as a family. For children who do not remain with their birth families, we help find loving families through adoption, foster and kinship care.