Circle Of Concern executive director resigns
By: Kate Uptergrove
It’s been just about nine months since Charlene Buckley took the helm at Circle Of Concern, but on Nov. 26 she resigned as executive director of the West County charity.
Chris Pallozola, who joined Circle in September, has been appointed to the position of community relations director/acting executive director.
“We appreciate that Chris is willing to take on the additional duties of acting executive director,” Jerry Caesar, Circle’s Board president, said in a press release. “In the short time that Chris has been with Circle, she has shown dedication to our mission, a caring, compassionate attitude to our clients as well as a relationship-oriented approach to staff, volunteers, donors and the Board.”
Pallozola has nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience; previously she was the executive director of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare as well as the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society.
“Circle Of Concern is well known in our community,” Pallozola said, “and I want to use the skills that I have learned through my nonprofit leadership experience to build on the good work that Circle has done for the past 45 years.”
She added that in this holiday season “Circle is experiencing unprecedented demand for its services.”
“I know that our community will continue to support our work,” she said.