Next Stage Consulting is pleased to announced that Lara Ingram, MSW, LCSW has been hired by Mooresville Soup Kitchen as Executive Director.

Lara brings a strong nonprofit background in service organizations, having most recently served as Central Social Work Manager over a large multi-state team at Advanced Home Care, and previously as Executive Director of Quest Farm, a Kentucky residential facility serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“This is the second executive search Josh Jacobson has led for us and we couldn’t be happier,” Mooresville Soup Kitchen’s Board Chair Lisa Qualls said. “We are so pleased to add someone with Lara Ingram’s talent and expertise to lead our staff into the future.”

Lara holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina.  She assumed her role at Mooresville Soup Kitchen on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Mooresville Soup Kitchen is a faith-based, Christian organization established in 1987 to provide nourishing meals, fellowship, and encouragement to those in need. Mooresville Soup Kitchen offers a free hot lunch, as well as Bible studies, computer training, ESL classes, health and well-being workshops, hot showers, and laundry facilities at 275 South Broad Street in Mooresville. Open every weekday from 8 AM to noon, everyone is welcome. To volunteer, donate, and learn more about Mooresville Soup Kitchen, visit

Next Stage Consulting is a strategy and implementation firm serving nonprofit organizations throughout the Carolinas. In addition to providing best-in-class  organizational development consulting, the firm also conducts executive and development searches.  To learn more about the firm’s search services, contact Josh Jacobson at 704-998-1767 or via e-mail at