Last October Lee Lewis announced his retirement as Clare Housing’s executive director. It was with deep sadness that the board of directors accepted his resignation. Over the past decade, Lee has been the driving force behind the growth of Clare Housing.
We are extremely grateful Lee provided us a long lead time on his departure. This gift of time will allow the board of directors to develop a seamless leadership transition for Clare Housing. The search committee is chaired by board members Ann Ruff and Nancy Lee. We plan to announce an executive search firm in the beginning of the new year.
The board is impressed with the dedication and talent of the staff and their deep com- mitment to providing affordable housing, supportive services and compassionate care to our residents.
We believe Clare Housing is in a strong position as we seek new leadership for the agency. We also believe deeply in provid- ing HIV-specific housing and care needed to those living with HIV/AIDS so they can live a life of dignity and quality. Lee and the staff are not slowing down during this transition. We will keep you updated on this process and thank you for your gener- ous support over the years.