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Q&A with New Executive Director Jennifer Sumner

Pathways is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Sumner is our new Executive Director! Jennifer is a passionate advocate for women and children experiencing homelessness. She moves into the role from her previous position as our Day Center Social Worker. 

  • What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Working in nonprofit administration again!

  • Why did you decide to become a Social Worker?

I worked at Pathways many years ago as a weekend manager and decided I could do a lot more to positively impact the people served at Pathways with a Masters in Social Work so I went back to school!

  • What do you love about Pathways?

I love the love! Simply put, you cannot step inside of Pathways without noticing the strong culture of community between the guests and staff!

  • What goals do you have for your first year as Executive Director?

Continuing to grow all of our impactful programs.

  • What are you watching or reading right now?

I'm reading Boundaries for Leaders by Henry Cloud and watching Call the Midwife!

  • Tell us three of your favorite things.

My family

All the people at Pathways

My pets - one dog, seven chickens and a duck


Interested in learning more? Jennifer is looking forward to connecting with all our partners, donors, volunteers, and supporters. Click here to send her an email.

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