Meet Annette Read

Annette ReadAnnette Read officially joined PYO’s board this past fall and has made her career a Human Resource professional. Currently the Community Outreach Director at Meals on Wheels of Durham where she plans, organizes and directs the volunteer programs, she holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development from Pfeiffer University.

A native of Rochester, New York, she relocated to Durham in 2001 with her husband and son.

Prior to Meals on Wheels, she was the Vice President of Human Resources at Qualex, Inc. a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company. Her professional experience includes communications, conflict management, staffing, and recruitment and diversity engagement.

Read enjoys volunteering in the community, part of the reason she joined PYO’s board. Her involvement with other non-profits includes Swing Pals, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and CROP Walk Durham.

“I’m passionate about helping others,” Read said. “One of my favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou.”

“‘I think a Hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people,'” she said.

 

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