The Commonwealth Advocates of Recovery Efforts group welcomes their new director after the departure of former director Jenny Hegland.
Hegland was CARE CNMI’s former director and helped kick start the recovery efforts on the island after the devastation of Typhoon Soudelor.
Hegland left her position as director to pursue other opportunities in the mainland in late December 2017 and she will be greatly missed by the many individuals she assisted during their time of need, and especially by the CARE family.
On Jan. 2, 2018, former Americorps Vista resource development coordinator for CARE, Maxine Laszlo, assumed Hegland’s position.
From the very beginning of the establishment of CARE, Laszlo stood by Hegland’s side and their efforts together, along with many others, aided in the restoration of the Commonwealth after Soudelor.
After Hegland gave up her position, the CARE board of directors allowed for an open application and Laszlo was selected as the new director.
According to CARE board president Alex Sablan, the board of directors have full confidence in Laszlo’s leadership to carry out the mission of CARE and complete the remaining homes of the remaining CARE families.
As of right now, Laszlo is holding off on public comments until the CARE annual meeting on Jan. 24.