Dana Wolf Joins Jericho Project as Chief Development and Communications Officer

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Wolf brings senior level development experience to nationally-acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots

Dana will be an invaluable leader as we expand our public-private partnerships and enable thousands of homeless individuals to transform their lives for the better. -- Tori Lyon, Jericho Project Executive Director

Dana L. Wolf, LCSW, MS, has been named Chief Development and Communications Officer at Jericho Project, a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots. Wolf brings a robust background in senior-level strategic development to Jericho, which has experienced consistent growth as an innovative and fiscally disciplined organization.

“Jericho Project is extremely pleased to have an executive with Dana’s depth in development and communications experience,” said Jericho Project Executive Director Tori Lyon. “Dana will be an invaluable leader as we continue to expand our public and private partnerships, and enable thousands of homeless individuals to transform their lives for the better.”

Through a comprehensive approach including permanent, affordable housing and expertly delivered services, Jericho helps adults, including veterans and heads of families, attain jobs, reunite with their families and achieve independence.

Wolf’s profile, which combines nonprofit management and clinical social work, aligns with the thought leadership that Jericho contributes on issues of homelessness in national and regional forums.

Wolf’s extensive fundraising experience has spanned work with foundations, corporations, government, and individuals. Most recently Interim Director of Fundraising and Marketing for HelpMeSee Inc., a global health organization, Wolf has also held leadership roles at community based organizations including Director of Development for Union Settlement Association, and Executive Director of Change for Kids, Inc.

Wolf holds two Masters degrees from New York University, a Masters in Science in Non-Profit Management from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and a Masters in Social Work from the Silver School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has attained leadership training at the Support Center for Non-Profit Management. She received a BA from Vassar College.

About Jericho Project: For 31 years, Jericho has provided supportive housing and counseling services to thousands of men and women experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Today Jericho serves nearly 1,500 adults and children, including over 500 veterans, with proven success in results and cost effectiveness: 95 percent of its graduates achieve independent living; and 90 percent of Jericho residents with a substance abuse disorder maintain their sobriety. This relapse rate of 10 percent compares to national averages of 40 to 60 percent, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.    

For more information, go to http://www.jerichoproject.org

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