As the Chief Executive Officer, I am responsible for the overall success of the organization and, in conjunction with our board of directors, I lead the implementation of the organization’s short and long term strategy. I ensure we have the tools and resources to support the organization’s mission and vision.
What makes me show up each day? My first job after college was with a homeless women and children shelter. Later, I became involved with the homeless men’s shelter with the same organization. I met people from various family backgrounds and from all over the country. One day I saw one of my best friends from childhood that I had not seen in several years at the shelter waiting outside to enter. He did not acknowledge knowing me in any way. After his stay at the shelter I have never seen him or heard of him again. The kid I knew was gone. I only hope that the man was helped along his way to a better future. We all know someone who can use the services CHS offers to the community. The people assisted through the services of CHS is someone’s son or daughter, or in my case, someone’s best friend. I know that each day we are helping individuals and families in meaningful ways to live with dignity and respect.