A new leader will take charge of Family Resources next month. Monday, the Davenport-based agency that helps children, families, and other individuals, announced Jeannette Archer-Simons will be its next president.
Archer-Simons is a native of Davenport, but comes to Family Resources from Connecticut where she spent the last five years leading a non-profit called Open Door Shelter - an agency that provides homeless and housing services.
The chair of the Family Resources board, Rob Woodall, says Archer-Simons has what he calls a "proven track record of community collaboration, and passion for serving the community."
She replaces Mary Macumber Schmidt who served as president for 3 1/2 years, and left Family Resources in November to work for the Trinity Health Foundation.
Officially Archer-Simons will start her new job on March 18th.