Announcing Key Leadership Changes
April 13, 2022
All Hands and Hearts is an organization proud of its focus on growth and embracing change that comes our way, as adaptation is one of the key proponents of a successful team. In this pivotal time, we continue to champion these focuses. Therefore, we are writing to inform you of key updates within our core Leadership and Board of Director teams.
Perry Maddox announced his resignation as Chief Executive Officer of All Hands and Hearts for personal reasons and the need to focus on his family. We thank him for his past seven months of committed service and wish him the best.
“While I’m sad to leave All Hands and Hearts, I must prioritize my family during a sensitive time for the health of one of our children,” said Perry. “I have been inspired by the many wonderful people who make All Hands and Hearts what it is, and I look forward to watching its continued growth over time.”
Our Board of Directors appointed Jessica Thompson, our now former Chief of People Development, to the CEO role, succeeding Perry. Seeking a candidate with a unique understanding and insight of All Hands and Hearts, the board identified Jessica’s unparalleled organizational experience and understanding to match her demonstrated strategic and operational capabilities.
Interim Board Chair Stefanie Chang said, “Jessica has worked with All Hands and Hearts through its transformative moments over her 12 years, and she is uniquely equipped to step into this role. We’re excited by her vision to evolve the organization for more inclusivity and impact.”
“Huge thanks to Perry for the vision and perspective he has brought to the organization, and for all his support as I step into this important role.
Having started with AHAH as a volunteer, my experience in this organization has provided me with a unique perspective that I’m excited to apply as we move toward a bright and rewarding future,” said Jessica.
Following the leadership of Stefanie as Interim Chair in recent months, the Board of Directors also voted to approve a new Chair, Mike Pehl. Mike currently serves as the chair of the Finance Committee, and Stefanie will continue to chair the People Committee.
“These are exciting times for All Hands and Hearts, as our mission and commitment to volunteers and communities at the heart of disaster response has never been more important. I thank Perry for his service and look forward to working with Jessica as we enter our next era of doing what we’ve always done: helping people to help people affected by disasters,” said Mike Pehl.