Press Release: Operation New Hope Announces Addition of Two New Board Members


December 20, 2023

Operation New Hope Announces Addition of Two New Board Members

Jacksonville, Florida – Operation New Hope announces the addition of two new board members who will help guide the nonprofit’s mission to provide training and support to people impacted by the justice system to reconnect them to the workforce and reduce recidivism.

“We are excited to expand our board with two new members who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our work,” said Operation New Hope’s President & CEO Reggie Fullwood. “We have worked diligently to ensure Operation New Hope’s board and leadership represents a variety of experts from the justice system, industry partners, and community-based organizations, and the newest board members are no exception.”

“Operation New Hope is a place that inspires and empowers families to see what is next and create a sustainable lifestyle,” stated Coley Jones, Operation New Hope’s Board President and Bank of America’s Business Banking Market Executive for North Florida, South Georgia and the Space Coast. “I am personally delighted to welcome our new board members, and I look forward to working alongside both of them in support of Operation New Hope.”

The new board members who began their board service with Operation New Hope effective November 2, 2023 are:

  • Lori Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer at Community First Credit Union
  • Walette Sanford, Ethics Director/Officer at JEA

Board Chair Jones added, “On behalf of the board, I want to express our gratitude to Scott Coble and Allison DeFoor who will conclude their service as a valued board members. We wish Scott and Allison all the best.”

Media Contact:
Amanda Mahan, Chief Communications Officer

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