At the end of 2015, we said good-bye and “happy retirement” to our longtime executive director, Beverly Sharrer. We believe she was last sighted sitting on a warm beach enjoying herself immensely. Our new executive director, Elin Ross comes to our organization with more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit industry. Her best work has been to help organizations refine their vision and outreach so they can message more effectively. She has worked in the areas of child welfare, peace and nonviolence and social enterprise job development. We are excited to entrust her with the next phase in Federated Charities’ development. As an organization that occupies an important place in Frederick’s history, we believe that she is going to help us implement a plan to serve the community even more effectively in 2016 and beyond.