POM names Britt Nelson Executive Director

Plateau Outreach Ministries announced Friday that it has selected Britt Nelson as its executive director to replace Kimberly Fish, who recently resigned to resume her career in nursing.

"POM feels blessed that Britt Nelson will become our executive director effective October 3rd," said Montye Male, president of the POM Board of Directors. "Her nonprofit experience, business acumen and heart for our community uniquely qualify her to lead our organization. Her leadership will be a gift to the entire community. POM has grown greatly under Kimberly Fish's management, and the Board is confident Britt will continue to improve our service, outreach and finances."

Plateau Outreach Ministries provides Christ-centered social services to the community on behalf of the churches of the Plateau Ministerial Association. It focuses on helping the most vulnerable members of the community with basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, emergency financial assistance and case management - which includes counseling referrals.

"I feel so honored to be working with the Board and staff of Plateau Outreach Ministries to serve my own community. The work so solidly established in this community by Kimberly continues to be a growing need as a result of the economic recession and I look forward to continuing that work," Nelson said.

Prior to joining POM Nelson worked with Enterprise for Equity in Olympia to establish a microloan program for low-income business owners and served as an accounting comptroller for a Pierce County law firm. She was a principal and executive in the commercial mortgage industry for many years, was a non-profit housing consultant and also the managing partner in a construction firm. Nelson has volunteered throughout our community as a confirmation sponsor and in the prayer shawl ministry at Sacred Heart Church, on numerous committees for the Enumclaw School District including neighborhood canvassing coordinator for their Day of Outreach, and on the auction committee for Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as a volunteer for the Matt Talbot Center Sunday breakfast and participated in a mission to a Nicaraguan orphanage.

Britt and her husband Mike have lived in Enumclaw for 17 years. "We are so thankful to have raised our two children in the Enumclaw area, close to family and within such a supportive and active community," Nelson said.

POM is located at 1806 Cole St. in Enumclaw. Its Samaritan Project and Senior Care Corps - both emergency financial assistant services - are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Food Bank is open from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Wednesdays, although its emergency pantry is available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More Pennies From Heaven thrift store is open 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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