Team Updates From Global To Local

Hello Global To Local Community!

It’s been a time of significant change and growth at our organization and we are thrilled to share some exciting updates with you. 

Staff Restructure for a Brighter Future: 

Over the past few months, our team has been hard at work restructuring to better support our day-to-day operations, meet program needs, and plan for an even brighter future. We are committed to ensuring that Global To Local remains a beacon of support and empowerment in our community. 

Celebrating New Promotions: 

In the spirit of growth and progress, we are delighted to announce three well-deserved promotions within our team: 

1. Faizah Shukru – Food Access Manager:  

Faizah has been promoted to the role of Food Access Manager. Her dedication to our food access work has been outstanding, and we look forward to seeing her bring new energy and ideas to this vital role. Faizah’s dedication to our food access work is evident to anyone who has worked with her. Her expanded role now encompasses partnership and food access development, leading grant reporting, along with finding innovative ways to incorporate food access efforts into the FIN program through our network of market vendors, local food organizations, and other food access resources.  

2. Thao Pham – Interim Director of Operations:  

We are excited to welcome Thao Pham into the role of Interim Director of Operations. Thao’s leadership skills and commitment to our mission make him an excellent addition to our leadership team. Thao will be overseeing essential operational tasks to keep our organization running at its best. This includes assisting with program supervision, monitoring operations and budgets, overseeing daily activity programs, and analyzing performance metrics to provide both individual and team evaluations. 

3. Jill Kong – Interim Director of Development:  

Join us in congratulating Jill Kong on her promotion to Interim Director of Development. Jill’s experience as a community organizer and her passion for our mission will undoubtedly contribute to the success of our development strategies. In this capacity, Jill will be spearheading our development and fundraising strategies, overseeing Global To Local’s grant contracts, and acting as the primary point of contact for our grant writing efforts. 

Thank You to Our Partners 

We want to express our gratitude to our partners who have stood by us during this time of transition. Your support enables us to continue providing essential services to our community in South King County. 

As we move forward, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Our commitment to making a positive impact in the community remains steadfast, and with our newly structured team, we are confident in our ability to serve you better. 

Thank you for your ongoing support, trust, and commitment to Global To Local. Together, we can build a stronger and more resilient community. 

Seeking a Strategic Partner  

We are actively seeking a strategic partner, an organization whose mission resonates with ours, and one that is ready to assume a leadership role as our primary sponsor. In our vibrant city full of innovative businesses, leaders, and foundations, our leadership team and interim Executive Director, Sandra Largaespada (, welcome conversations with an open heart.  

This is not only a time of transition for staff but also an opportunity for our organization to restructure in a way that is more impactful. With our incredible team and programs, we are eager to find the right partners to help us continue reorganizing and creating a larger impact in Washington. To support our work, you can donate directly to Global To Local

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– Global To Local Team