Monarch Housing Transitions to A New Chapter in Its Almost 30 Year History in 2019
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We hope that you will support Monarch Housing on Giving Tuesday as the almost 30 year old organization begins a new chapter in 2019. Richard W. Brown, the current CEO, will step down from the role at the end of this year and the Board of Trustees had selected Taiisa Kelly to assume the CEO position as of January 1, 2019.
“It is an honor to be appointed the new CEO of Monarch Housing,” said Taiisa Kelly. She is currently a Senior Associate and the team leader for Monarch’s Ending Homelessness Team. “I look forward to working together with the board, staff and our partners to build on Monarch’s success as a mission driven non-profit and to expand our efforts to end housing poverty and homelessness in NJ.”
Asish Patel has been appointed to begin the role of Monarch’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) as of January 1. Mr. Patel, a senior associate at Monarch Housing, currently serves as the team leader for the Housing Production team.
“I am grateful to the Board for its confidence in me over the last twenty-eight years,” said Mr. Brown. “It has been an honor and a privilege to work with the Board, staff and our partners as we worked to help everyone in NJ have a place to call home.”
Mr. Brown stated that he will continue to be involved in working as an advocate on issues such as housing poverty and homelessness.
Throughout the transition, Monarch’s mission and vision will remain the same. Monarch will continue to work to ensure that each of the over 9,300 men, women and children who experienced homelessness on the night of the January 2018 count of the homeless have homes of their own, work to create new affordable and supportive housing and advocate with our elected officials the critical need for “No Cuts to Housing” and remind them that Opportunity Starts at Home.