By Emily Sorensen
Siobhan Hancock is no longer the executive director of the Poway Senior Center.
Sharon Peterson, president of the board of the nonprofit that runs the center, would not confirm Monday whether Hancock was dismissed, or if she left the position voluntarily. Hancock had been there for more than five years.
The Poway Senior Center, located at 13094 Civic Center Drive, is currently under the control of interim executive director Leslie Hoffman, who previously worked for the City of Poway for 12 years as a senior management analyst.
Peterson said the board, which was to meet Thursday to discuss the issue, had no immediate plans to appoint a new permanent executive director for the center.
“We want to do a very thorough search, and not rush anything,” said Peterson. She said the board might also be reorganizing what exactly the executive director’s responsibilities might entail.
The Poway Senior Center, a nonprofit that leases the building in Poway Community Park from the city, provides entertainment such as bingo, on-site lunch and home-delivered meals, health screening services educational services, and a gift shop for seniors to sell their handcrafted items, among other services. The center is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday for seniors age 50 and up.