Kim Presser to be promoted to CEO

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am happy to announce that after an exhaustive search, Kim Presser will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Between Friends. Effective September 1st, Kim will replace Suzanne Jackett, who announced her retirement in January of this year.

Suzanne’s retirement comes after more than 22 years of leading the organization, positively impacting the lives of countless individuals. Suzanne’s passion and dedication to Between Friends cannot be understated and on behalf of the Board I want to thank her for all that she has done to build a solid foundation, ensuring a successful future for the organization. We are pleased that Suzanne will remain with Between Friends in an advisory capacity through to December 11, 2020 to support Kim in the transition.

Kim joined Between Friends in 2006 after her search for a summer job led her to Camp Bonaventure and the W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs. In 2008 she joined the office team and has succeeded in various roles leading to her current position as Director of Operations.

Kim has proven herself to be a strong leader and advocate for our participants and she has a track record of getting things done and ensuring that the highest level of service is delivered. Kim’s experience, knowledge of the organization, and her motivation not only make her the right person for the job but will also ensure service continuity and that the work already done to build a more inclusive community will continue with vigor.

The Board is extremely confident that Kim is the best person to lead Between Friends through these challenging and uncertain times to ensure that Between Friends is a place where all people can connect, grow and belong.

Please join me in congratulating Kim!


Jessica Yarnell
Chair, Selection Committee