Vermilion Co. Big Brothers Big Sisters Appoints New Executive Director

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VERMILION COUNTY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County is introducing a new executive director after Rose M.J. Henton announced her impending departure for late August.

The group announces it has chosen Cheryl McIntire to step in as Henton’s replacement following the current executive director’s departure on August 21.

McIntire was chosen from a search that was narrowed down to five applicants. Each applicant had to have experience in not-for-profits, fundraising, volunteer management and good writing skills.

Board President Jane McFadden said McIntire stood out as an applicant that could lead the organization into another phase of development.

“Wherever Big Brothers Big Sisters goes from here, it is extremely important the Executive Director has the ability to raise funds, recruit mentors, represent the agency well and focus on measurable outcomes for our children and families,” McFadden says.

McIntire brings nearly 30 years of experience of working with children in school systems and at the Department of Children and Family Services to Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has worked as a principal, receiving awards noting her focus on health and wellness programs, and she has worked as a statewide adoption administrator.

She will be working with Henton beginning August 17 to make her transition into the role, so there will be no interruption in services.

Community members can meet McIntire at a reception being held at Big Brothers Big Sisters located inside the First Presbyterian Church at 100 North Franklin Street in Danville. The reception will take place on August 18 from 5 – 6 PM.

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