Vision 20/20 hires new interim deputy director

Vision 20/20 is pleased to announce the hiring of Megan Francis to the position of Interim Deputy Director. Vision 2020 is a collaborative initiative between the Muscatine Welfare Association, Senior Resources, Crossroads, and the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA).

Vision 20/20 is working to address and coordinate the work of these four Muscatine non-profits in providing services to better meet the needs of senior, disabled, and displaced persons in Muscatine County. The idea of Vision 2020 has been a conversation topic for many Muscatine leaders for several years, but the need for organizing efforts for a sustainable future is even more evident with the current pandemic before us.

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Megan moved to Muscatine with her husband, Seth Francis, in 2009. Learning how-to drive-in snow was the first hurdle to overcome, the second was seeking out the unique opportunities Muscatine had to offer. While newer to the Muscatine community Megan has developed valuable partnerships with area businesses and non-profits through her recent position as Marketing Director at Sunnybrook Assisted Living. Megan serves as Muscatine Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chair, Chamber Ambassador Chair, and Hershey Manor Board President. Megan also sits on the Rotary Board, Members Community Credit Union Board and serves as a leader for the Muscatine Elderly Consortium.

Vision 2020 CEO, Cheryl Plank stated, “I was hoping to get someone on board who understood the mission of Vision 2020 and understood the importance of strengthening these services in Muscatine. I am excited to have Megan join the team and look forward to working with her.”

Megan has been closely involved with the recent formation of Vision 2020 due to her role as past Senior Resources Board President and as a founding member of the Vision 2020 board. When asked about her new position Megan states; “I truly believe, together we can strengthen the services for this valuable population in Muscatine to ensure needs are met today and into the future, and I am excited for the challenges to come.”

This story originally appeared on the Voice of Muscatine. Read More local stories here.

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