NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (March 29, 2022) – The organization that oversees Tuscarawas County’s Share-A-Christmas program is announcing the selection of its next leader.
T4C officials have chosen Newcomerstown resident Carly Hart to replace outgoing Executive Director Louise Worsham, who is after a decade in that position. Hart has a degree in criminal justice and began her career with the Stark County Family Court. She most recently served as an administrator for Stark High School in Canton. Worsham says Hart’s fresh ideas and passion for helping children and families set her apart from the other applicants.
“When she talked about the work she was doing, she talked about how she was very much looking to help the students in a holistic manner. So she didn’t look just to help the student but what did the student’s family need, and that, of course, is something that is near and dear to the heart of T4C.”
Hart says she hadn’t considered a career change when she came across the opening by chance on social media. But being familiar with the organization and what it stands for, she decided to go for it.
“Even though I didn’t grow up in Newcomerstown, I know what T4C has done for the community. My husband is from Newcomerstown so I had heard just basically what a staple it had been in the community for so long, how it has helped the schools. The churches, obviously, are so involved in everything T4C does, and I just thought, ‘this is something I need to look into. This is something that I feel drawn to.’”
Worsham will be sticking around through April 13th to help Hart get adjusted to the role. She says she’s looking forward to spending more time with family and plans to remain involved with the organization as a volunteer.