Dixie Care and Share names new executive director

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ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Care and Share named its new executive director this week.

Adam Dunn, the chairman of the Board of Dixie Care and Share, announced Monday that Jae Maxfield would be the facility’s executive director.

The former executive director, Rueben Garcia, vacated the position in October 2011.

“Mr. Maxfield brings with him many years of experience working with non-profit organizations and community development organizations,” Dunn said. “His professional work as president and CEO of several commercial banks and chairman of a community foundation as a volunteer brings needed financial and organizational experience.”

Before this last week, Maxfield said he had no previous interaction with Dixie Care and Share. However, once he heard about the vacancy in the organization, he contacted the Board and offered to fill the position. After reviewing his work and volunteer history, the Board agreed that Maxfield was the man for the job.

“They felt I would add to the organization,” Maxfield said.

Maxfield added he had a great appreciation for what non-profits do, particularly Dixie Care and Share.

As for the direction he hopes to steer Washington County’s largest shelter and food bank, Maxfield said he had two primary objectives.

“We need to move the food pantry,” he said, “We also need to upgrade the shelter facility.”

If the Dixie Care and Share is able to relocate and upgrade its facilities, Maxfield said, the volunteers would be able to “deliver services on a more efficient level.”

Maxfield added that any input and aid from the public on the matter of upgrades, as well as finding a definitive location of a new facility, would be greatly appreciated.

Maxfield holds a bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Utah, and is a co-owner of StGeorgeNightOut.com.

Dixie Care & Share is a non-profit organization that brings together community resources to operate food banks and emergency shelters in St. George and Hurricane. It also helps those who need education about how to work with others, those who need to be healed, and those who need to learn about a new job or a new path in life.

mkessler@stgnews.com

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