Hearts & Homes for Youth Announces Appointment of Tammy O'Rourke as Executive Vice President

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O'Rouke is first to hold position within the Maryland agecy for at-risk youth.

Hearts & Homes for Youth, the Maryland agency focused on helping at-risk youth today announced the appointment of Tammy Marie O'Rourke as Executive Vice President.

Ms. O' Rourke, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C), has worked with Hearts & Homes for Youth since 1998, beginning as a Social Worker before becoming the Rehabilitation Coordinator, Director of Clinical Services and the Director of Therapeutic Programs. She most recently held the position of Vice President for Program Operations.

The role of Executive Vice President (EVP) is a brand new position for the Silver Spring-based agency. As EVP, Ms. O'Rourke will report directly to President and CEO Rex Smith and will hold authority and responsibility over all operational functions of Hearts & Homes for Youth.

"In all of my years in youth work, there have been few individuals who have possessed Tammy's personal and professional devotion to kids," noted President and CEO Rex Smith. "Coupled with her leadership and administrative capacities, intelligence and integrity, Tammy O'Rourke is uniquely qualified for this position."

Since its founding in 1964, Hearts & Homes for Youth has served over 30,000 boys and girls throughout Maryland who are neglected, abused, abandoned, homeless or otherwise at risk. Their services include the only shelter in Montgomery County specifically for kids, seven group homes, therapeutic foster care, independent living and a unique foster care program for pregnant and parenting teens. The organization is dedicated to the mission of helping troubled children and youth who are abused, neglected, or runaways become independent, productive adults.

"Tammy's skills, capacities and moreover, her intelligent passion, have won her accolades from peers within Hearts & Homes as well as from other individuals and agencies upon whom we depend," added Smith. "We are honored to congratulate her on her new position within the agency."

About Hearts & Homes for Youth
Hearts & Homes for Youth serves boys and girls throughout Maryland who are neglected, abused, abandoned, homeless or otherwise at risk. The agency's services include the only shelter in Montgomery County specifically for kids, seven group homes, therapeutic foster care, independent living and a unique foster care program for pregnant and parenting teens. Hearts & Homes for Youth is dedicated to the mission of helping troubled children and youth who are abused, neglected, or runaways become independent, productive adults. For more information on the agency, please visit http://www.HeartsandHomes.org.

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