, 's executive director for the last 16 years, will retire this spring, according to the organization's newsletter.
The center's clientele grew from about 300 families in 1995 when Whitenack started to about 4,600 now, though she downplayed her effect on the organization.
"The people of the community are the ones that bring about real changes," she told the newsletter.
Whitenack intends to spend more time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchild. The center's board of directors is currently searching for her replacement, the newsletter reports.