Horizons for Homeless Children names new chief

January 17, 2014
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Horizons for Homeless Children announced the appointment of Dianne Luby as its new president and chief executive officer last month.

Luby had been serving as interim CEO of the organization, dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children and their families, since August.

“With homelessness on the rise, Horizons’ excellence in early education and our advocacy for public policy to combat homelessness is more essential than ever,” Luby said in a press release. “I am totally focused on advancing this organization so we can continue to improve the lives of young homeless children and their families.”

“The board is thrilled to have her aboard, and excited to have the opportunity to work with her on behalf of homeless children and their families in the Commonwealth,” Horizons board chair Matt Epstein said in that same release.

The HHC headquarters, including a children’s center, is located at 1705 Columbus Ave. on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border. HHC also operates one of its three education centers at 555 Amory St. in JP.

Luby spent the last 13 years as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts following a 25-year career in health care positions, including nonprofits and government. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors at Artists for Humanity, whose mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced youth with paid employment in the arts.

Horizons provides early education, opportunities for play, and family support services for homeless children and their families. Horizons serves more than 3,000 children each year in Massachusetts through three comprehensive early education centers and 150 shelter-based playspaces. Its website is horizonschildren.org.

Horizons for Homeless Children President and CEO Dianne Luby. (Courtesy Photo)

Horizons for Homeless Children President and CEO Dianne Luby. (Courtesy Photo)

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