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Williford selected as Fisherman’s Mark Executive Director

Fisherman’s Mark, a Lambertville-based social service agency, has named Jennifer Williford as its new executive director.

Williford takes over for Linda Meacham, whose tenure began in 2009. Under Meacham’s guidance, the agency “achieved secure financial footing that has allowed it to expand its services and programs.” Meacham will stay on as consulting director through February.

Williford said, “This is a very exciting time in Fisherman’s Mark history as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary serving our community. When I started here over a year and half ago, I knew that this organization was something very special and I have seen the magic come to life each and every day. It is very easy to be passionate about my work here when you see the mission come to life each and every day. We are so very fortunate to have wonderful community support, dedicated volunteers and a very strong board of directors. I am very impressed by our roots, who we are today and what we will do to best serve our clients into the future.”

Williford joined Fisherman’s Mark in 2018 as its volunteer events coordinator. In April 2019, she was promoted and to manager/business coordination and development. She came to Fisherman’s Mark with 24 years of nonprofit management experience, having held a host of positions with the YMCA of Somerset Hills.

Board of Trustee president Jacqui Griffith said, “Fisherman’s Mark is incredibly fortunate to have within its family one outstanding individual to succeed another as executive director. Linda’s shoes were bound to be difficult to fill, but Jennifer’s background and commitment to our mission assures the Board that Fisherman’s Mark will more than meet its challenges as it helps people in need – young and old, long-time residents and new arrivals – meet theirs.”

The mission of Fisherman’s Mark is to strengthen the community with programs and services that promote stability, health, and education. Fisherman’s Mark is an advocate for positive change in the lives of our neighbors and their families.

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