Georgia Allen will be the next executive director of The Road Home Dane County, the non-profit announced Wednesday. Allen will officially start on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
The Road Home is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for homeless children and their families to achieve self-determined goals and affordable, stable housing.
“Georgia not only brings knowledge and expertise in the areas of family homelessness and housing inequities, but a demonstrated passion for The Road Home’s mission,” said The Road Home’s Board of Directors President Adam Sweet in a statement. “In addition, community engagement through her prior roles and other non-profit boards and leadership experiences position her well for success.”
Allen is currently the community engagement manager at The Road Home and has been involved in several other local non-profits, according to a press release from The Road Home. She has served on the board of directors at Movin’ Out, Inc. for over three years and served on the board at The River Food Pantry and Access to Independence.
Allen will succeed Kristin Rucinski, who has been the executive director for the past 10 years.
“I am excited to lead The Road Home into its next chapter as a successor continuing Kristin’s amazing leadership to end family homelessness,” Allen said. “I am committed to this success through broadening the awareness of housing inequities and promoting collaborative and innovative solutions that meet the needs of those we serve when they need them.”
The Road Home has been serving families experiencing homelessness since 1999 and now serves 200 families and 500 children annually along a continuum of need, ranging from rapid rehousing to permanent supportive housing, and provides case management and support services across all programs.