Daniel Preston Named Director of Development and Communications at Jericho Project

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Daniel Preston, Director of Development and Communications at Jericho Project

As an invaluable internal leader who has ensured quality and efficiency in everything we do, Daniel will further enhance our reputation and our relationships with our public and private sector partners. -- Tori Lyon, CEO of Jericho.

Daniel Preston has been named Director of Development and Communications at Jericho Project, a nationally-recognized nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots in New York. Preston previously was Director of Government Contracts and Data Quality at the agency.

“Jericho Project is proud that Daniel Preston is taking the crucial role of deepening and expanding our network of supporters. As an invaluable internal leader who has ensured quality and efficiency in everything we do, Daniel will further enhance our reputation and our relationships with our public and private sector partners,” said Tori Lyon, CEO of Jericho.

Jericho creates a community that motivates adults and families to achieve their greatest potential, providing supportive housing and comprehensive services spanning employment, wellness and family reunification. Jericho serves some 2,500 adults and families, to include veterans and young adults, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

In his new role, Preston is driving a comprehensive program to engage Jericho’s robust community of government, corporate, foundation and individual partners in the nonprofit’s success. With a broad portfolio to include all communications, website, fundraising, events and volunteer groups such as the Young Professionals Council, Preston will utilize his experience to strengthen awareness and outcomes among Jericho’s clients and supporters.

In his previous role he was responsible for government relationships and data quality, managing a complex operation-wide database and delivery systems encompassing electronic case records, sales and grant awards. He also served as HIPAA Privacy Officer and Compliance Officer.

Preston also has experience in managing and growing programs to serve veterans, a key client population at Jericho, which was an early advocate of homeless veterans with the launch of its Veterans Initiative in 2007.

He served as Program Director of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, when he used a data-driven approach to administer the program to the highest standard of ethics.

Before joining Jericho in 2018, Preston held the position of Grants Manager at Samaritan Daytop Village, a comprehensive human services agency treating substance abuse and homelessness, with an expertise in veterans. Preston provided administrative and fiscal oversight for the organization’s highly successful city, state and Federally-funded housing programs. Among his accomplishments was expanding the Real Estate and Housing Department from an annualized operational budget of $3.5-million to $106-million, and from three programs to 39.

Preston is a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York with a BA in Criminology.

About Jericho Project: Inspired by the belief that transformation can occur in every individual, Jericho Project steadfastly works to end homelessness at its roots by creating a community that inspires individual change and fosters sustainable independence. For 36 years, Jericho has provided supportive housing and counseling services to thousands of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and substance abuse. It has a long track record of proven success: 95% of clients maintain housing stability and 90% of Jericho residents affected by substance abuse maintain their sobriety.

Jericho’s housing and extended services cost $13,000 per person annually, compared to $32,000 for a single shelter, $50,000 for a family shelter, and $168,000 for a jail cell annually.

For more information: jerichoproject.org | @jerichoproject1983

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