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MEND Announces New Slate of Board Members

MOORESTOWN, NJ (March 14, 2024) – Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) is pleased to announce the addition of seven community leaders and residents to its Board of Trustees. Key responsibilities of board members include providing financial oversight, ensuring effective organization and review and approval of policies and procedure to best guide and support MEND’s mission of providing affordable rental housing for low and moderate income households.

New Board members are: Joel Boehmler – St. Matthew Lutheran Church;  Michael Brennan – MEND resident; Rev. Wenda Clarke – Second Baptist Church; Karen Douglass – Trinity Episcopal Church; Ben Morris –Moorestown Monthly Meeting; Kylthia Roberts – Bethel AME Church; and Brandy Ross – MEND resident.

“We’re excited to welcome our new board members who truly represent the community we serve,” said Eileen Wirth, MEND’s President and CEO. “Their passion, expertise and dedication to our cause are invaluable assets as we continue our longstanding mission of providing affordable housing.”

“Recognizing the invaluable contributions of our board members whose terms have concluded, we express our profound gratitude to Mary Anne O’Meara – Moorestown Monthly Meeting; Gail Bish – Second Baptist Church; Freida Morgan – MEND resident; and Florence Collins – Bethel, AME.”

About MEND
Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) is a private, nonprofit, housing development organization founded by several Moorestown churches in 1969. MEND is a national and state award-winning developer dedicated to providing safe and affordable rental housing to senior citizens, people with disabilities, and families of low and moderate income. MEND has developed 777 residential units at 31 locations in southern New Jersey. Over the past 50+ years, MEND’s affordable housing production efforts have represented a $150 million real estate investment in the region. Visit for more information.