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Jeremiah Program Welcomes New Governing Board of Directors   

MINNEAPOLIS – December 31, 2018 – Jeremiah Program is pleased to announce its new governing board of directors: Erin Peterson, Inés Sira, and Jeremy Wheaton.

“Jeremiah Program is incredibly fortunate to welcome extraordinary members to the governing board, said Jeremiah Program CEO, Gloria Perez. “Their extensive business experience is a true asset and we’re grateful for their commitment to transforming lives, two generations at a time.”

Erin (McDermott) Peterson (Austin, TX), Partner and Global Talent Acquisition Consultant at PeopleResults  
Erin Peterson is a Talent Acquisition Leader and Consultant specializing in global recruitment, process innovation, employment brand, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). She has been fortunate to work inside and consult with many well-known brands including Accenture, Aon Hewitt, Amazon, and NFP.

Erin is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, HR Executive Magazine and has published articles in the Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership (see below). She has a degree in Psychology from Concordia College, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Staffing Management Association (now STAR Chicago) and I.C. Stars, a Chicago based not-for-profit. She and her husband currently live in Austin, TX. Erin is currently serving as chair of Jeremiah Program’s Governing HR Committee.

Inés Sira (Minneapolis, MN), Global Business Leader, Scotchlite Reflective Materials, 3M  
Inés is a visionary executive with an outstanding record of delivering results and raising the bar in execution. She has a keen ability to accelerate business growth in all product life cycles and multiple business models, drive results and develop high performing teams by translating business strategies into actionable objectives. Inés is a creative leader who shapes business outcomes, champions change and can manage ambiguity and navigate within a matrixed organization.

She has deep experience in global, international and US business management, business development, strategic planning, marketing, digital and sales management, product development, operations, P&L management, regulatory, clinical research and reimbursement. Inés is currently serving on Jeremiah Program’s Governing Advancement Committee.

Jeremy Wheaton (Minneapolis, MN), President & CEO, ECMC  
Jeremy has spent 20 years leading high growth, entrepreneurial businesses to achieve strong outcomes through engaged teams, focused on a clear vision and strategy. Jeremy is a new CEO at ECMC and relocated to Minneapolis from the Chicago area. ECMC has made a multi-year investment in Jeremiah Program capacity-building and Jeremy is excited to build a strategic partnership with Jeremiah Program.

Jeremy was raised by a single mom and has a passion for the transformative value of education. He is currently serving on Jeremiah Program’s Governing Finance Committee.

About Jeremiah Program 
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies to end the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children two generations at a time. As a leader in the field of 2-Gen programs, Jeremiah uniquely focuses on the whole family to achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic benefits for parents, children and communities.

Jeremiah Program currently operates nationally in both residential programs with integrated early childhood services and non-residential programs where housing and early childhood education are provided through community partnerships and resources. The organization is on a consistent growth path with its newest programs in Rochester, Minn. and Brooklyn, N.Y. Jeremiah Program also has a presence in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minn. Austin, Texas; Boston, Mass.; and Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.