Dear Friends of House of Ruth:
The Board of Directors of House of Ruth is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Bell as Executive Director, effective April 1, 2019, following the retirement of Suzanne Aebischer.
Pat Bell has worked at House of Ruth since 2008, most recently as Director of Development. Her efforts have helped increase private fundraising with foundations and social media, most notably, the annual Purple Purse Campaign. Pat has also worked closely with volunteers to organize major events such as the 40th Anniversary Gala and the Moveable Feast. Before coming to House of Ruth, Pat spent over twenty years in the private sector, in marketing and client relations. She spent fifteen years with Walt Disney Company, working in their retail division and Guest Services. With a B.A. from Northern Arizona University, Pat Bell has continued to enhance her education through leadership programs at Claremont Graduate University.
The Board is especially grateful to the members of the Executive Director Search Committee, chaired by Renee Young. The Search Committee spoke with staff members and others about the position, evaluated applicants, and held interviews by phone and in person.
The first major public event for House of Ruth featuring Pat Bell as Executive Director will be the Moveable Feast on June 8, 2019. Please look for announcements with further details.