Harvest Names Executive Director

Christina Reed has been named Executive Director of Citrus County Harvest, home of the Blessings program.

Reed has been the Interim Executive Director since September 2019, following three years as Director of Operations for Blessings. “Our Board of Directors looks forward to moving ahead under the direction of Christina,” said Tobey Phillips, board chairwoman for Citrus County Harvest. “She has proven her commitment to the volunteers and supporters of the organization and she will continue to grow our presence in Citrus County.”

“I am excited about the new position, and look forward to the continued success of our programs with the help of our volunteers and community,” said Reed.

Christina graduated from Martin County Schools in South Florida. She immediately started her career in Retail Management working for a small local business in Stuart, Florida. She then went to work for one of the top 10 private communities in the United States, Admirals Cove in Jupiter, where she managed their Ship store and marina office. That opportunity led Christina to Gander Mountain, a nationwide retailer. She was Assistant Store Manager for the Flagship store in Palm Beach before moving to Citrus County.

After starting her family she knew she wanted to make a difference in her community, to somehow give back and impact lives. Christina started her job at The Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA in June of 2016. She worked in the Membership department and also maintained their People Helping People financial assistance program. In July of 2017 she joined the Citrus County Harvest team.

Citrus County Blessings is a program that operates under the umbrella of Citrus County Harvest and is committed to addressing weekend hunger for children in Citrus County.  “I am excited to continue our mission to feed hungry children in our county,” Reed said. “It is so gratifying to see the support of our volunteers and donors as they help us meet such a great need in our community.”

Reed has been the Interim Executive Director since September 2019, following three years as Director of Operations for Blessings.