Press Release from OMC Cares
Mr. Tim Huddleston has been named executive director of Ozark Mountain Country Cares (OMC Cares), as announced by the board.
Huddleston is a native of the Ozarks and has returned to the area to lead the non-profit, previously referred to as the Stone and Taney Counties Poverty Initiative, whose mission is “Putting caring into action by assisting those in need.”
Over the past few years, a steering team of community leaders has identified five challenges for helping people move out of poverty: Motivating a caring community, sustainable employment/jobs, affordable housing, reliable and effective transportation, and life skills/training. Each of these goals has a corresponding work group made of passionate people who want to help move the needle on poverty in the Ozarks.
“OMC Cares will serve as the ‘backbone organization,’ collecting data and fostering collaboration among non-profits in the area who serve our neighbors in need,” said board member Sue Head.
“Tim Huddleston has experience with leading non-profits and a proven track record with fundraising, not to mention a passion for the Ozarks. His love for people, especially those in need, made him the ideal candidate.”
Huddleston earned his undergraduate degree from College of the Ozarks and an M.B.A. from Southwest Baptist University. He has served as Dean of Development for College of the Ozarks and as president and CEO of Kids Across America and Windermere Conference and Retreat Center, respectively. Over the past five years, Huddleston has also served as a consultant for non-profits.
Huddleston began his duties on February 1.
For additional information, please contact Sue Head at 417-690-2241.