Jericho Road Pasadena Announces New Board Members

Jericho Road Pasadena’s 2017-18 board includes (front row, from left) Anne Kennedy, Lisa Wilson, Lynn Miyamoto, Carol Kirby and Judy Gain. Back: Christine Bender, David Shechtman, Janet McIntyre, Mimi Hennessy, Roger Patterson and Bob Harrison.
Jericho Road Pasadena’s 2017-18 board includes (front row, from left) Anne Kennedy, Lisa Wilson, Lynn Miyamoto, Carol Kirby and Judy Gain. Back: Christine Bender, David Shechtman, Janet McIntyre, Mimi Hennessy, Roger Patterson and Bob Harrison.

Jericho Road Pasadena, a nonprofit organization that matches the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of nonprofits in the San Gabriel Valley and Northeast Los Angeles, has added three new board of directors — Anne Kennedy, Carol Kirby and Janet McIntyre. The announcement was made by Jericho Road Pasadena Board Chair Roger Patterson.
Kennedy spent a career in clinical research management focusing primarily on cancer research. She was the founding executive director of the Wellness Community-Foothills (now the Cancer Support Community Pasadena) and served in that capacity for 10 years. She received her bachelor’s from Wellesley College, a Master of Science in Biostatistics from USC and Master of Business from UCLA. She has been an active community volunteer since moving to San Marino in 1978. She has served on the San Marino PTA and schools foundation boards, the boards of Portals, LAMP, Scripps Home, Cancer Support Community Pasadena, Planned Parenthood, Wellesley College Alumnae Association & Wellesley Club of Pasadena. She is a docent in the estate tours and student education programs at the Huntington Library and has served as a consultant to six local nonprofit groups as a Jericho Road volunteer.
Kirby retired as chief marketing officer for Accor North America. She was responsible for marketing and strategic planning for North and South America for all hotel brands, including Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Red Roof Inn, Studio 6 and Motel 6. Previous to Accor, she was vice president, marketing and strategic planning with Baskin Robbins. She is currently the board chair with the Pasadena Humane Society and volunteers with Planned Parenthood and HMRI. She has volunteered with Jericho Road Pasadena since 2011 and is excited to move into a board role in 2017.
McIntyre has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles. She is currently vice president of programs and training at Executive Service Corps of Southern California. Previously she worked in development in the arts, both at KUSC Public Radio and at the LA Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl. She is a certified coach and earned her master’s from USC and her bachelor’s in public policy with a minor in Asian studies from Occidental College. Volunteerism and philanthropy have played a big role in both her professional and personal life. Currently, she is co-chair of the South Pasadena Community Garden, which she helped develop as part of an AAPI Giving Circle. She is an active volunteer with her alma mater and resides in South Pasadena.
The three new directors, who were recently inducted into the organization, join eight existing board members — Roger Patterson, Christine Bender, Lisa Wilson, David Shechtman, Lynn Miyamoto, Mimi Hennessy, Judy Gain and Bob Harrison.
The nonprofits in Pasadena and the surrounding areas assist a community of about 150,000 people, 14% of whom are below poverty level. Jericho Road Pasadena provides assistance to these nonprofits by matching skilled volunteers to meet nonprofits’ operational and strategic needs and providing workshops for nonprofit staff, boards and volunteers.

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