Second Harvest Selects Jackson

Tyra Jackson
Tyra Jackson takes helm as Executive Director.

CINCINNATI – April 29 – Tyra Jackson, former Chief Operating Officer of the YWCA in Dayton, joins Catholic Charities this week as the Executive Director for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest provided more than 4.4 million meals through the distribution of food to member agencies across Champaign, Clark and Logan Counties last year.
“We are delighted to have Ms. Jackson join us as she brings proven strategic, operational leadership to one of our largest programs,” said Ted Bergh, Catholic Charities CEO. “We admire her results-driven approach and her experience working in the faith-based nonprofit sector. Our team and our clients will benefit.”
Bergh said he was pleased by number of high quality candidates from inside and outside the organization who applied for the position given the importance of this leadership role. He added, “Hunger is all around us. The need has never been greater. I will look to Ms. Jackson to sharpen our strategies and operations so we can serve even more.”
Ms. Jackson began her career at Project Woman in 2002 as a prevention and outreach coordinator. She worked her way up through the ranks becoming the Executive Director in 2007. She moved to the YWCA Dayton as the Chief Operating Officer in 2011. During this assignment, she served as the interim CEO and provided stability to the agency until a new CEO was hired. A Springfield native, Ms. Jackson earned her BA from Wittenberg University, and her Master of Education from Antioch University McGregor.
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