“It is all about relationships,” Karen Metzguer says when she describes her job at Fearrington Cares. After ten years of leading the organization through a major building expansion and the development of innovative programs, she officially retired at the end of January. She has graciously continued working two days a week, but plans to stop work at the end of May.
The Fearrington Cares Board’s search for Karen’s replacement continues. We have been advertising and interviewing for a new Nurse/Executive Director for the past five months, but have not found a perfect fit yet. Finding a nurse with all the executive skills we need is challenging. Our Nurse/Executive Director needs to be an expert on the medical resources in the area to help guide residents or adult children of Village residents when a medical need arises. He or she needs to know how to read a balance sheet, write newsletter articles, have an eagle eye for consistency, create programs that meet the needs of all ages of adults, manage volunteer programs, and fund raise.
We ask a lot from our Executive Director so that we can offer you a lot. If you know of anyone who is compassionate, and passionate about working for the health and well-being of the adults in our community, please direct them to the job description on the Fearrington Cares website homepage.
If you want to help us attract another high quality Nurse/Executive Director in addition to spreading the word, please be sure to support us by making a contribution. We list many ways to support us on our Ways to Donate page.
Linda Patterson, Fearrington Cares Board President