Francisco Burgos named executive director of Pendle Hill

Francisco Burgos. © John Meyer.


On March 30, the Pendle Hill Board of Directors announced that Francisco Burgos will become executive director of Pendle Hill effective September 1. Traci Hjelt Sullivan will continue as interim executive director until that date.

Burgos is currently director of education at Pendle Hill, a position he took up in 2017.¬†‚ÄúFrancisco has done a splendid job of giving new energy and depth to Pendle Hill‚Äôs offerings,‚ÄĚ noted Maurice Eldridge, associate clerk of the Pendle Hill Board and clerk of the search committee that recommended Burgos‚Äôs appointment.

A Quaker, Burgos came to Pendle Hill from the Center for Community Initiatives at the Monteverde Institute in Monteverde, Costa Rica. From 2012 to 2015 he was head of school at Monteverde Friends School. He has also served with the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., and American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore, Md. He attends Providence Meeting in Media, Pa.

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