Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels has announced the appointment of Pat Harrington to the newly created position of executive director. Harrington has been working as a consultant for CHMOW since October 2013.

Harrington’s education and previous employment make her ideal for the position. She has an MSA in human resources with a concentration in organizational training and development from West Chester University, and has served as vice president of human resources for several corporations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For the past eight years she has volunteered and served on the board of Face to Face, a community outreach center in the heart of Germantown.

Harrington’s vision for Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels is to grow and meet prospective clients where they are in the community. CHMOW serves all seniors and homebound in our area. Full and partial subsidies are available for any clients who qualify. Clients receive two fresh meals prepared daily in the kitchen of Keystone House and delivered by caring volunteers committed to those they serve.

In addition to the new executive director position, Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels welcomes two new board members, Lois Naylor and Pat Durante.

Naylor earned an MSS from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and retired last March after a distinguished career in social service, which included working for Resources for Human Development and the Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging. Since retiring, Naylor has been delivering meals with CHMOW and working as a patient care volunteer with Keystone Hospice.

Durante retired from the Philadelphia Gas Works in November 2001 as manager after nearly 32 years of service. During his career with PGW, he held senior administrative and technical positions in its accounting, regulatory, project management and gas planning departments. After retiring from PGW, Durante worked as a business manager of an ophthalmology technology company for over 10 years. He now works part-time as a bookkeeper for the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit homeless advocacy firm in Jenkintown. After more than 30 years of volunteering, Durante continues his work with the Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels program.