ACCESS Nutrition Director Plans Retirement After 27 Years


Medford, June 6, 2018:  ACCESS Nutrition Director Philip Yates has announced his plans to transition toward retirement after 27 years in his position. Yates will begin a part time status this fall to oversee the leadership transition and will look at full retirement sometime after that.
“This has not been just a job to me, but a way of life for almost 27 years. My colleagues have become friends and allies in the fight against hunger and I am truly blessed to have worked with every one of them. Though I will be sad to depart, I am eager for the opportunity to spend more time with my wife, travel, learn new things and possibly volunteer,” says outgoing ACCESS Nutrition Director Philip Yates.

Yates has been an integral in the development of the nutrition department at ACCESS and at solving food insecurity throughout the region and the state.

“Philip has brought so much to ACCESS and our region through building a strong food network, raising unbelievable funds for our nutrition team and the area pantries, starting innovative programs and building community in all that he has accomplished. As an organization, personally and professionally, we wish Philip the very best. Philip, and his leadership, will be greatly missed,” says ACCESS Executive Officer Pamela Norr.

ACCESS will post the position of Director of Nutrition immediately. For inquiries and more information, call 541-779-6691 or visit and follow the link to career opportunities.


ACCESS provides food, housing, warmth and other essential services to Jackson County's low income children, families, seniors and people with disabilities.
As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps people through economic crisis by guiding them through changes in habits to help them become self-sustaining. ACCESS currently serves local residents through 15 programs designed to address problems from one-time emergencies to longer-term issues.


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