The Board of Directors of PATH (People Attempting to Help) met today in a called meeting and received the news that Executive Director Christina Fulsom has decided to leave PATH. Her resignation will be effective April 30, but she has graciously agreed to remain as a consultant through July 31 in order to help PATH through the transition period.
Board President Stuart Baskin said, "Christina's departure obviously leaves a big hole at PATH, but she is leaving the organization in excellent shape organizationally and financially. Her tenure has been marked by growth in the number, scope, and quality of its programs, as well as in its vision. She has been an effective voice for the poor in Tyler and Smith County, and I look forward to seeing what else she will do in the future to relieve the suffering of those who are caught in poverty."
Ms. Fulsom leaves PATH in a strong position financially and in terms of its programs to combat poverty. With total assets (including buildings and homes) of $4.8 million and programs to address everything from emergency food to low-cost rental housing, PATH is one of the key players in helping people in need in Smith County.
PATH is a non-profit agency whose mission is to serve, through well-equipped volunteers, the economically disadvantaged people of Smith County with both emergency assistance and programs to empower and encourage them to become self-sufficient.