Herndon-Reston FISH Hires First Executive Director

Christine Poward/Credit: Jennifer HeffnerHerndon-Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help) has hired the first fulltime executive director in its 45-year history.

Christine Poward comes to FISH with more than two decades of leading health care and nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining Herndon Reston FISH, Christine served as the Interim Division Director for Marketing and Development for NeighborWorks America, a $250 million non-governmental organization aimed at affordable housing and community development.

Poward holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.

“I am excited to be joining Herndon-Reston FISH during this exciting time in their growth,” she says. “FISH has been an integral part of the Herndon Reston communities for 45 years, and I look forward to being part of this great organization and the work they do.”

FISH responds to local residents’ emergency requests for rent, transportation, utilities, medical prescriptions and other needs.

Photo by Jennifer Heffner.

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