RMHC of the Southwest names Emmanuel Ramirez as its new Presiden - FOX34 Lubbock

RMHC of the Southwest names Emmanuel Ramirez as its new President, CEO

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From Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest is pleased to announce Emmanuel Ramirez has been named as acting President and C.E.O. effective immediately. Ramirez has served the charity for 5 years as the Director of Finance and is stepping in as Dina Jeffries leaves to fulfill another position.

Jeffries began her time at RMHC of the Southwest in 2006 as a Volunteer Coordinator and has served as President and CEO since 2012. Under her charge the charity has continued to be a debt free organization that serves 68 counties in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Of her many achievements for the organizations bringing Jax, the Golden Labrador who serves as the charity’s Chief Cheer Officer is one of her favorites. “Knowing that Jax has been able to serve so many families and comfort children will always be a gold star on my report card to me”, Jeffries said about her years with the charity. “I will always be passionate about the mission of RMHC and will continue to support the organization. I’m leaving it in very capable and wonderful hands, and consider everyone at RMHC family”.

Jax will continue to work at RMHC on certain days, and to visit hospitalized children when hospital rules allow.

Julie Barron Wells has also been promoted to Director of Development and Communications. Wells is a Lubbock native who has 28 years of Advertising, Fundraising and Public Relations Experience. Wells has earned numerous creative and publishing awards and is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

RMHC of the Southwest opened it’s doors in Lubbock in 1988 to give families of hospitalized children a safe haven to rest, eat and get support through the medical crisis of a hospitalized child. In 2019 more than 13,000 people benefitted from the mission of RMHC. No family is ever charged for the RMHC services as long as their child is hospitalized. Children from birth to age 21 and their families may receive help from RMHC

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, RMHC has remained open and serving families. RMHC of the Southwest operates solely on the generous donations of the public communities served. All donations remain in the local communities served.

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