The Indianapolis-based Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention has named Alan Witchey executive director. He has served as volunteer center director with United Way of Central Indiana. May 13, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Board of Directors of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) is pleased to announce that Alan Witchey has been chosen as CHIP's new Executive Director.
After an exhaustive search, reviewing more than 300 resumes and conducting several rounds of interviews, the Board's Search Committee – Karin Thornburg, Midtown Mental Health; Mark Buckingham, Hearts and Hands; Kevin Lennon, NCAA; Val Hogston, board member; Christy Shepard, current Executive Director; and Steve Karn, Bank of America (Board Chair) – unanimously determined that Mr. Witchey was the top candidate and the full Board unanimously supported the search committee's decision.
“In the final analysis, we determined this candidate had the most complementary mix of skill, ability, knowledge and energy to keep our agency moving in the right direction. We look forward to the future of CHIP with Alan at the helm,” said Board Chairman Steve Karn.
He continued, “On behalf of the CHIP Board of Directors, I want to thank Christy Shepard for her dedicated service to CHIP and our Homeless Neighbors in Indianapolis. Christy is a great and charismatic leader who propelled CHIP and Indianapolis forward in our efforts to end Homelessness. While we will miss Christy, we look forward to working with Alan and are confident he will be an outstanding Executive Director.”
Over the last two years, CHIP has been focused on keeping the community rooted in the Blueprint 2.0 and advancing the strategic outcomes designed by the Continuum of Care. Indianapolis has an abundance of opportunity to strengthen the services and housing programs for those experiencing homelessness and CHIP is honored to be part of the progress and paradigm shift.
“CHIP has a rich history in bringing diverse groups together working to end homelessness in Indianapolis,” said Witchey. “I'm honored to be part of that collective effort and look forward to engaging with nonprofits, faith groups, businesses and others to jointly solve this critical issue.”
Witchey will officially begin his appointment on May 26, 2015. Please join us in welcoming him and the next exciting chapter in CHIP’s history.
Source: The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development