Manna’s executive director plans departure

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Manna’s executive director plans departure

Kathy Tonnessen brought stability to soup kitchen
Kathy Tonnessen, executive director of Manna, plans to leave the organization this spring after leading it for five years. Under her leadership, the nonprofit raised $1 million to build a home for its culinary program that offers job training to Manna clients. Forty students have graduated from the school.
Kathy Tonnessen, executive director of Manna, talks with Alex Cole, a Manna client, just before lunch on Wednesday at the facility. Tonnessen will soon be stepping aside after leading the organization for five years. Her replacement will likely be hired between March and June.
Kathy Tonnessen, executive director of Manna, will soon be stepping aside after leading the organization for five years. “I think that Manna is very fortunate to have had her as executive director,” said Manna’s board chairman Ron Hoenninger.
Meet Kathy Tonnessen

To learn more about Kathy Tonnessen’s experience as executive director of Manna, tune into The Durango Herald’s Facebook page at 3 p.m. Wednesday for a livestream Q&A. Viewers will also have the opportunity to ask Tonnessen questions.

Manna’s executive director plans departure

Kathy Tonnessen, executive director of Manna, plans to leave the organization this spring after leading it for five years. Under her leadership, the nonprofit raised $1 million to build a home for its culinary program that offers job training to Manna clients. Forty students have graduated from the school.
Kathy Tonnessen, executive director of Manna, talks with Alex Cole, a Manna client, just before lunch on Wednesday at the facility. Tonnessen will soon be stepping aside after leading the organization for five years. Her replacement will likely be hired between March and June.
Kathy Tonnessen, executive director of Manna, will soon be stepping aside after leading the organization for five years. “I think that Manna is very fortunate to have had her as executive director,” said Manna’s board chairman Ron Hoenninger.
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