Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) Founder and CEO Dr. Patricia Wolff announced to supporters and stakeholders a new CEO for MFK has been selected.
In April, Dr. Wolff announced she was planning to step down as the CEO for MFK and the organization was embarking on the search for her successor. A search committee composed of MFK board members and senior leadership at Kittleman & Associates interviewed the final candidates and selected Vanessa Charlot as MFK’s new CEO.
Charlot is a first generation Haitian American, born in Florida, but has recently relocated to the St. Louis area. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Sociology from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Educational Administration from Concordia University. She brings a wide array of experience to the position. Charlot served in the U.S. Army, obtaining the rank of first lieutenant and taught in the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School. More recently, she was the managing partner of a successful microcredit business in the north of Haiti where she lived for seven years. She is also a professional photographer, whose works have been published in publications such as Vogue, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and other national publications.
On August 17, Ms. Charlot will officially take the helm as the new CEO of MFK. Dr. Wolff will work closely with her to transfer knowledge, make introductions and offer assistance, where needed. Dr. Wolff will also serve on the MFK Board of Directors, advise staff on MFK’s many projects and activities, and perform any duties Ms. Charlot deems most helpful to MFK.