Healey International Relief Foundation welcomes its new Executive Director, Josephine Garnem

Monday, July 3rd, 2023. Cherry Hill, New Jersey

“After an exhaustive selection process, we are thrilled to announce that Ms. Josephine Garnem, a former member of our board, has assumed the role of Executive Director, effective July 1st, 2023.

Josephine’s outstanding track record with international non-governmental organizations and her extensive work with diverse communities align seamlessly with our mission”,announced Robert Healey Jr. Chairman and President of the Board of Healey International Relief Foundation.

Ms. Garnem, a native of Sierra Leone, brings over 25 years of global experience. She has lived and worked in Sierra Leone, Uganda, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, among others. She also worked with communities in Maryland since 2007, focusing on raising awareness of health disparities, supporting literacy, and facilitating workforce development.

“Josephine’s profound understanding of cultural competence, coupled with her passion for advocacy, service to others, and promoting civic engagement, aligns perfectly with our ethos and mission. Her journey thus far embodies a remarkable blend of strategic vision, a deep understanding of grassroots realities, and the ability to build strong relationships across diverse stakeholders. As we look forward to the future of Healey International Relief Foundation under her leadership, we are confident in her ability to carry forward our mission with renewed energy and perspective”, added Mr. Healy.

“It is a great honor to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading the efforts of Healy International relief Foundation to make a meaningful impact on the lives of vulnerable populations”, said Ms. Garnem. “I am committed to building upon this solid groundwork, the exceptional work and dedication. of our outgoing Executive Director, Benjamin Parra to propel Healey International Relief Foundation to even greater heights.”

The Healey International Relief Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life of vulnerable individuals and families in Sierra Leone who have long been affected by war, Ebola, and adverse socioeconomic conditions. For additional information, please contact Megan Smith, Healey IRF Programs Manger at [email protected].

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