HOLYOKE — The board of trustees of Providence Ministries for the Needy (PMN) announced the appointment of Jennie Adamczyk as executive director. This appointment comes at a critical time, as Providence Ministries celebrates its 40th year and the demand for community services is exceptionally high. As executive director, Adamczyk will oversee the operations of Kate’s Kitchen, Margaret’s Pantry, St. Jude’s Thrift Store, and three sober-living homes — Loreto House, Broderick House, and McCleary Manor.
Prior to this appointment, Adamczyk served in multiple PMN leadership roles, including program director, associate director, and, most recently, interim executive director. In the interim role, she guided operations through the COVID-19 pandemic, implementing numerous safety precautions to maintain the health and well-being of staff, residents, and community members. She gained community support as she adapted PMN’s programs to meet the community’s extraordinary needs for food and other resources.
Prior to joining PMN, Adamczyk served as director of Sales and Marketing for Ross, Webber and Grinnell Insurance Agency and was an active PMN volunteer, developing the Family Game Night program, one of PMN’s premier fundraisers.
Kevin Ross, who chairs the board, called Adamczyk “a positive and energetic leader. Her warmth, collegial style, practical approach to problem-solving, and passion for the communities served by Providence Ministries for the Needy Inc. have earned Jennie the esteem of the volunteers, staff, board, and donors. The board is excited to continue to work with Jennie and believes the organization will be well-positioned under her guidance to thrive in the years to come.”