The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation will be losing its President and CEO, Kerry Mellette, effective December 31.
Mellette is leaving to “pursue other opportunities that will allow for greater personal flexibility and to devote time to her family,” a press release from the WCHF said Friday.
Mellette told WYDaily, “Although I look forward to more time with my family, I will dearly miss working with such a dedicated staff, board and grantee community. It’s been a privilege to serve as president for 13 years, but I feel I’m leaving a strong organization that’s well positioned for the future.”
The WCHF has had no other at the helm since it was formed in 1996.
“WCHF has been fortunate to have Kerry Mellette’s leadership since its inception thirteen years ago,” said Chairman of WCHF’s Board of Trustees Nancy Campbell. “Those years have been marked by a period of significant growth in the Foundation’s resources, its grant programs and the impact of its grant making on the community. We are indebted to Ms. Mellette for her leadership during this time and know that we are well positioned to build on the strong programs now in place in the years ahead.”
Campbell said a search committee will be appointed in early October to find Mellette’s replacement. “The Board is indebted to her for her efforts to ensure a smooth transition,” Campbell said.
Under Mellette’s direction, the WCHF has allocated more than $37 million in grants to health-related nonprofits in the Historic Triangle.