School is out, and summer is almost here. The ODA team is preparing to shift into high gear as we start eight weeks of summer camps for our scholars.

Summer is always a season of transition, and with that in mind I would like to share a transition at ODA. Dr. Annemarie Grassi, ODA's President & CEO who founded our organization 17 years ago, resigned recently to begin a new chapter in her life.

On behalf of the ODA Board of Directors, I would like to thank Dr. Grassi for her vision and her work that made such a difference in the lives of thousands of students and families. As Annemarie shared with us, "It is time to pass the torch forward to the next visionary leader."

The Board named ODA's Vice President and Chief Finance & Administrative Officer, Jim Sukys, as Interim President & CEO, and we will soon begin a search for ODA's next leader. Jim has been a tremendous addition to ODA, and we expect a seamless transition.

ODA has an excellent team in place, and we will continue our important work to provide quality out-of-school time programming to hundreds of kids and families.

Nothing is more important to us than transforming kids' lives.


Rich Wesorick
President, ODA Board of Directors