After three years of dedicated service to the staff, volunteers, and patrons of James Island Outreach, Elizabeth Hamilton is leaving the role of Administrator on July 22 to pursue other career opportunities.

Elizabeth helped guide the organization through a dynamic period in which JIO experienced tremendous growth in both the number of neighbors assisted as well as amount of donations.  Her dedication was instrumental in JIO’s ability to remain continuously open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to provide essential emergency food assistance.  Elizabeth was the driving force behind the establishment of a number of JIO policies and procedures, ensuring we have a solid foundation for expansion of services to our clients.  During her tenure, JIO grew the financial assistant program three-fold, including the development of a financial awareness class, and a new repairs program was launched.

Elizabeth is a compassionate and caring person whose served JIO with an open heart and a talent for helping others find solutions for their concerns.  She has become well-known and respected throughout the network of local non-profit organizations.  Her leadership will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, clients, volunteers, and nonprofit partners alike.  We wish her the best in her new role as Assisted Living Manager at Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Communities.

I am excited for Elizabeth and am also confident in our ability to continue the high-quality services that JIO is known to provide. Should you have any questions during this transition, you may contact Executive Director Jeff Gordon  or our Board Chair, Al Simmons.  JIO is actively seeking a replacement for the role of Administrator, referrals for the position are welcome and can be sent to Jeff Gordon.  


Jeff Gordon