In a news release issued on Monday, the Rochester Area Foundation announced that long time Executive Director of the Channel One Regional Food Bank has been hired on as President of the Rochester Area Foundation.  She will succeed Karel Weigel, the current Interim President, on June 26.

According to the RAF release: “After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of your community foundation,” said Wendy Shannon, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the Search Committee. “Jennifer has a track record of strong leadership. This combined with her deep love for the Rochester Area makes Jennifer uniquely qualified to lead RAF successfully into the future.

Woodford is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She's been with the Channel One

Regional Food Bank since 2009, the last five years as the Executive Director.