Help Of Ojai Hires New Chief

By Sondra Murphy

Leadership is a crucial component to service that Help of Ojai is striving to improve.  After an extensive two-month search, Dave Neville, Help’s board chairperson, and director Kelly Randall, head of the executive director search committee, announced Monday the hiring of Terri Wolfe as Help’s new executive director.   Wolfe is an Oak View resident who comes with a broad range of professional experience and leadership skills that will address the current and future needs of Help. “I plan to provide ongoing and consistent leadership for the staff and volunteers so they can focus on the things they’re really good at,” said Wolfe. “After working with other not-for-profits around the country, I wanted to come back and do it in this community.” Randall said that 60 applicants responded to advertisements and listings that the search committee narrowed down to 18. “The process led us to three candidates,” Randall said. “There was debate given to the desirability to hiring a

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