Published : Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 5:21 AM
Union Station Homeless Services announced its board of directors has selected Anne Miskey – a nationally recognized voice on the issue of homelessness – as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer.
Miskey, who formerly served as CEO at the Downtown Women’s Center, will succeed Howard A. Kahn, Union Station’s Interim CEO, on June 11, according to a statement.
“We are excited to welcome Anne Miskey as our next CEO,” said Alan Maltun, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Station Homeless Services. “Anne brings extensive knowledge of the issues involved in addressing homelessness, along with the exceptional leadership ability and management skills that will be essential to guiding Union Station as we continue to expand our services in the coming years. She has a unique perspective on the role nonprofits, governments, and communities can together play in tackling major social problems. But just as important, Anne has a deep passion for our mission: helping people rebuild their lives and end their homelessness.”
Miskey has held senior management positions in non-profit organizations for the past 15 years. She has spoken on numerous occasions at the White House in support of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces Campaign to help veterans. She also has worked closely with the federal departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor to champion support for vulnerable families and individuals in the areas of housing, health, and employment.
Prior to her work in social services and philanthropy, Miskey spent more than a decade as a corporate communications and public affairs professional.
Miskey said she is honored and grateful to the Union Station board for the opportunity to lead the “exceptional organization of passionate, creative, and talented professionals and volunteers.”
“Union Station is a leading homeless services provider in Los Angeles County and a leading advocate for people who are threatened by or living with homelessness,” Miskey said. “Our public service affects areas far beyond where we live, and this is a terrific opportunity that any leader would welcome.”
Since 2016, Miskey has been a significant force in the passage of Measure H and Proposition HHH which approved millions of dollars to address the homelessness crisis in the city and county of Los Angeles.
She also served on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Ad Hoc Committee on Women’s Homelessness to influence resources and service delivery to more effectively address the needs of homeless women.
Over the past 45 years, Union Station Homeless Services has been a leading homeless services provider in Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley area.
For more information, visit www.unionstationhs.org.