Message From Joel

Posted on : 30 Dec 2020 | No Comments

Dear KANDU Clients, Staff, Families, Friends, and Community Partners:

My name is Joel Chappelle and it is my privilege to serve as the current President of KANDU’s Board of Directors. Having only recently assumed that role, I wanted to reach out and share with you a little bit about how I view the Board’s role and some of the goals I hope we can accomplish together.

First, and most importantly, I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your extraordinary efforts on behalf of KANDU during this tremendously difficult year. We have faced profound loss, hardship, and uncertainty, and through it all, your courage, adaptability, and indomitable KANDU spirit have been an inspiration to all of us. Thank you.

I believe the Board’s most important jobs are fostering your success and finding new ways to serve those in need. To be sure, KANDU faces many challenges. Securing our long-term future will require us all working together to address the challenges directly. We will need to continue to grow and adapt. We must modernize KANDU’s technology and maximize our production capability while eliminating inefficiencies. I have had the opportunity to meet and to hear from many of you in recent weeks, and I thank you for sharing your many great ideas and look forward to continuing those conversations in the future.

You have a right to expect an open and transparent relationship with your Board. I aim to foster that through various means, including these columns, where I will share information with you about the work we are doing and any changes we are making.

For now, I simply want to extend my warmest wishes during this holiday season. Please stay safe and healthy. There is light at the end of the tunnel. In the meantime, thank you for all you do. I look forward to working with you!