Christal Tucker (lf) and Tresa Rockwell (rt) | Photos courtesy Kelly Center for Hunger Relief
Monday afternoon, officials with the Kelly Center for Hunger Relief announced that the organization has named a new Director to its FreshStart program and has added a new member to its Board of Directors.
Christal Tucker has been named the Director of the FreshStart program. The FreshStart program was created by the Kelly Center for Food and Hunger Relief in partnership with Paso del Norte Health Foundation in order to address the root causes of food insecurity.
Officials add that the Fresh Start program provides members a variety of resources, including food, support, goal setting, job counseling, nutrition and health classes, computer skills, financial literacy, fitness classes and more.
“Christal has a passion for helping vulnerable populations overcome their challenges and maintain a better life,” said Warren Goodell, Executive Director of Kelly Center for Hunger Relief.
“I know she will take that passion and help FreshStart achieve its goal to help clients and reduce barriers such as unemployment, access to healthcare, education and others that affect people suffering from food insecurity.”
Tucker is a graduate of New Mexico State University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work. She is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Crisis Intervention Stress Management Training and Motivational Interviewing. In her free time, Tucker is active in her church and community through volunteer efforts and in advocacy through various organizations.
In addition, longtime service volunteer, organizer and the Executive Director of Progress321, Tresa Rockwell was recently elected to the 2020 Board of Directors.
As the Executive Director of Progress 321, Rockwell manages a network of 185-plus young professionals, manages fundraising, grants, special events and membership and advocates for projects that support quality of life initiatives in El Paso.
Rockwell served as the President of the Rotary Club of El Paso in 2005 and currently serves as its Vice President for Membership.
“Tresa is a longstanding and valued member of the El Paso community,” said Goodell. “Her experience, her tireless commitment to service and her leadership are a welcome addition to the Kelly Center for Hunger Relief’s Board of Directors.”