New President & CEO of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland Announced

unnamedMeals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is pleased has announced that the agency has hired lifelong Rockland County resident Dr. Donald N. Hammond as the new president & CEO of the agency. Dr. Hammond succeeds Barbara Kohlhausen who retires from the agency after serving six years as president & CEO.

“I want to thank the Board for the opportunity to serve our community as president & CEO of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland. It will be an honor to work with a great board of distinguished leaders and a seasoned and dedicated staff,” said Hammond.

Dr. Hammond has served in executive capacities for national and regional nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years. Most recently he served as president & CEO of United Way, serving Dutchess and Orange counties. Previously, he served as chief operating office for the Rockland County YMCA and as vice president of External Affairs for the Episcopal Church Foundation, executive director of Bridges to Community and vice president of Episcopal Relief and Development. In addition, he has held several senior positions with World Relief.

Don is a trustee of the Village of Nyack. He has served as a board member of Heifer International and a board trustee for the Nyack Schools’ Board of Education for six years, and president for two years. He holds his doctorate of Ministry in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary, a master of business administration degree from Iona college and a bachelor’s degree from Nyack College. He was previously an adjunct professor at the School of Intercultural Studies at Nyack College and as well as an assistant professor in Mercy College’s School of business as well as at Pace University where he taught nonprofit management courses.

“We are pleased to welcome Don to the agency and look forward to the wealth of expertise and experience he brings to the role,” said Stan Schwarz, Board Chair of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland.