ACCESS of Wilmington, Inc. (Operators of The Miracle League of Wilmington), with bittersweet fondness and great appreciation shares with the community that Executive Director, Jennifer Bell, will transition from her current role as Executive Director to a management role with Easterseals UCP of North Carolina & Virginia effective the end of June 2017.
During her three-year tenure with ACCESS, Jennifer has helped to secure the organization as a stable of recreation, health and wellness for hundreds of individuals with disabilities. She has used her enhanced abilities as a grant writer and expertise in the area of recreation therapy to enable ACCESS to create and grow the G.A.M.E.S. fitness program for groups of individuals with special needs. It allows for outdoor, recreation and physical fitness that has been proven to improve participants’ overall health and wellness. In addition, Jennifer established with a partnership with UNCW’s College of Health and Human Sciences to create and develop Project SOAR, which utilizes the Miracle Field for archery and cycling, and partners with local organizations to provide curling, surfing, scuba, and kayaking for Veterans living with disabilities.
Jennifer has helped to steer the organization towards financial stability and has increased the number of staff to better serve the ever-growing population of persons with disabilities while enhancing and growing literally thousands of volunteers and those engaged in the fields activities. Her impeccable financial integrity as a nonprofit leader has ensured value and transparency for our partners and donors, while ensuring individuals with disabilities are provided with quality and effective programming.
Jennifer will remain an active part of the life of the organization, working with a partnering organization and leaves ACCESS better for having served it. ACCESS proudly recognizes Kayla Jakubczak, existing Program Coordinator, serving in the interim until an executive director is secured.
Resumes and cover letters are being accepted and the job description and time frame for accepting applications cans be found here: