Board announces new executive director

Emily Harvey
Emily Harvey, LMSW

The board of directors of Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. (HMHI) has announced that Emily Harvey, LMSW, will serve as the agency’s new executive director. Because this position is a post in shared administration with Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. (HMSI), Harvey will also assume the executive director position in that agency as well. Her position will begin on June 1, 2015.

Ms. Harvey, who has been director of social services for The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities will, in coordination with the boards of HMHI and HMSI, be responsible for the provision of support services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Quad Cities and its surrounding areas, in conformity with the mission of each organization.

Sister Johanna Rickl, CHM, a member of the internal search committee, commented on the board’s choice:

“Emily brings a wonderful background of education and experience. With that, plus her passion for our mission,  we are confident that she will work effectively with our fine staff and be a positive addition to  both agencies.”

Before joining HMSI and HMHI, Ms. Harvey was director of social services for The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities, managing many aspects of the non-profit agency, including the Emergency Shelter Program, Transitional Housing Program and Emergency Disaster Services Programs. She has worked with HUD funding regulations, fair housing requirements, Housing First initiatives and other executive level management areas.

She is also adjunct faculty at St. Ambrose University school of social work teaching social welfare policy classes to graduate level students.

Ms. Harvey has a master’s degree in social work from St. Ambrose University, a bachelor’s degree in women and gender studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Marshalltown Community College.