HFC Welcomes Diane Luther as New Executive Director
San Francisco, CA – June 9, 2011: The Board of Directors of Hamilton Family Center is proud to announce the appointment of Diane Luther as the homeless service agency’s new Executive Director. She will begin her employment with the San Francisco based nonprofit on June 28, 2011.
Ms. Luther brings an impressive twenty-year record of visionary community leadership and nonprofit management to her new role. Her career has been marked by strategic financial management with a proven fundraising track record and a conviction to end homelessness.
Ms. Luther was Executive Director for more than ten years at Northwest Housing Alternatives in Oregon, a statewide nonprofit community development corporation that develops, owns and manages housing for low income populations. In this position, she provided oversight of more than 1200 housing units at 76 locations across 12 counties. As Housing Director for Multnomah County, Oregon, she forged new partnerships with housing developers and government agencies to establish new housing and homeless service programs. More recently, at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, she was instrumental in helping to create and implement that city’s Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness and managed initiatives to develop and finance permanent supportive housing for homeless persons with disabilities.
She has served on a number of nonprofit boards of directors and was President of the Association for Oregon Community Development Organizations. Ms. Luther earned a Master of Public Administration from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State University, Northridge.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to welcome Diane to Hamilton. We look forward to working together to serve families experiencing homelessness in San Francisco and fulfilling our shared commitment to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty,” said Tiffany Gomez, President of Hamilton Family Center’s Board of Directors.
Hamilton Family Center was founded in 1985 and operates the largest emergency shelter for homeless families in San Francisco. The organization is nationally recognized as a leader in Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing. Each year, its First Avenues program helps more than 300 families transition out of homelessness into permanent housing and prevents another 150 families from becoming homeless.