Open Heart Kitchen Hires New Executive Director

Open Heart Kitchen Names New Executive Director

Tri-Valley’s Largest Hot Meal Program for the Hungry Hires Non-Profit Expert from Monterey Livermore, CA—-

The Board of Directors of Open Heart Kitchen (OHK) has appointed Heather Greaux as the new Executive Director for the organization. Greaux will assume her new role effective Monday, January 9, 2017.

In her new position, Greaux will oversee the management of Open Heart Kitchen with a focus on fundraising, community outreach, fiscal and legal oversight and compliance, and personnel management. She will also implement the strategic plan designed to meet the organization’s goals to feed the hungry of the Tri-Valley.

“Heather is a perfect fit for Open Heart Kitchen. Beyond her dedication to our mission, she brings extensive experience in building a solid donor base of support,” noted OHK Board President David Kinley. “Her background aligns very well with our needs—she successfully managed two non-profits, built community support, developed programs, and managed all of their operational needs from procurement to personnel oversight,” he added.

Greaux comes to Open Heart Kitchen from the Monterey Zoo and Elephants of Africa Rescue Society, where, as General Manager, she simultaneously co-founded and managed both non-profits with more than $2 million in revenue.

“I look forward to working with the Open Heart Kitchen board, staff, and the vast community of partner organizations and donors that support our effort to feed the hungry of the Tri-Valley,” said Greaux.

Open Heart Kitchen feeds the hungry every weekday as an interfaith effort, and serves more than 351,000 meals annually. There is no qualifying process to receive meals. Meals can be eaten at OHK’s multiple serving sites, or taken to go. OHK works in cooperation with more than a dozen local food pantries and various Tri-Valley non-profits with missions to promote nutrition and hunger relief.