New executive director joins Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

David Linnell.

WALNUT CREEK, CA (July 10, 2024) — Meals on Wheels Diablo Region has announced that David Linnell will lead the organization through its next stage of growth as the new Executive Director. Linnell joins MOW Diablo Region with strong management and leadership skills and extensive experience with the mission of Meals on Wheels organizations.

Previously, Linnell served as the Chief Operating Officer at Meals on Wheels San Francisco. During his nearly decade-long tenure in top management roles at MOWSF, he oversaw the construction of a state-of-the-art kitchen and food storage facility. He also led the development of new headquarters and managed budgets to ensure the financial health of the organization. In addition, he contributed to the development of new programs and services.

“We conducted a comprehensive Executive Director search and are fortunate to have David join us,” says Renee Morgan, MOW Diablo Region Board Chair. “In addition to his understanding of senior food insecurity, he brings knowledge of our mission and the experience to help Meals on Wheels Diablo Region continue to meet the increased needs for our delivered meals and supportive services.”

In addition to his work experience, Linnell serves as a commissioner for the San Mateo Commission on Aging. He is an Advisory Board Member of Meals on Wheels California, where he chairs the Membership Committee.

“MOW Diablo Region has a reputation for excellence, innovation, and financial stability,” says Linnell. “I’m excited to join such a strong team and contribute my skills and knowledge to help the organization continue to meet the needs of the seniors in Contra Costa County.”

About Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

For more than 50 years, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region has improved the lives of vulnerable seniors in Contra Costa County. They deliver nutritious meals and supportive services allowing seniors to remain in their homes safely and with dignity.

Programs include home-delivered meals, Breakfast Bags, Grocery Bags, Fall Prevention, Cafés, Care Management, Friendly Visitors, Health and Wellness.