LAUDERHILL, Fla. – LifeNet4Families (LN4F) has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Rocki Rockingham as the new chair who will serve for a one-year term effective Jan. 1, 2021. She succeeds Scott May who served as board chair in 2020, and continues to serve on the Board Executive Committee.
“It was a great honor to serve as board chair, and I thank the LN4F Board of Directors for the opportunity,” said Scott May. “I join with my fellow board directors in extending our congratulations to Rocki Rockingham on becoming the new board chair. I am very conﬁdent that under Rocki’s leadership, the LN4F Board will continue to make a positive difference in the organization’s mission and impact.”
LifeNet4Families’ mission is to provide a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty.
Rockingham is a C-suite human resources, communications, community relations, public affairs, and marketing communications professional with more than 30 years of domestic and international business experience. She has been responsible for high level strategic HR and communications at several Fortune 500 companies.
“I am mission focused and look forward to working with my board colleagues to move LN4F’s agenda forward,” said Rockingham, who is a long-serving member of the board.
“I want to thank the LN4F Board of Directors for its conﬁdence in me to serve as board chair, and I especially thank Scott May for his leadership during an extremely challenging period in our organization’s and country’s history. Together with our Board of Directors, staff, and stakeholders, we are making a positive difference and continue our work as a leading agency providing comprehensive services for the most vulnerable in our community.”
EXPANDING SERVICES “Rocki is a strong community leader and has been a champion for the underserved for decades,” said Melanie Geddes, president & CEO of LN4F. “I am looking forward to working alongside her as we develop and expand programs and services.”
“My thanks to Scott May for his leadership as outgoing board chair,” she added. “With the support of our board and the dedicated work of our staff, LN4F continues to serve as the gateway to stability for the economically disadvantaged. This includes expanding our services to the community, increasing attendance in our programs and raising our voices on the issues of hunger, food insecurity, homelessness and poverty.”
While reducing hunger is the primary goal of the organization, LifeNet4Families works to help individuals regain or maintain stability by providing them with access to on-site shower facilities, haircuts, clothing, counseling, referrals, job readiness preparation, emergency ﬁnancial assistance, mailing address usage, and mail retrieval services.