Denise Durham Williams

Chief Executive Officer

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Having a place to call home is a fundamental need for all people. None of us can rest easy while there are people in our communities without shelter. As Ram Dass said, ‘We’re all just walking each other home’
— Denise Williams

Denise Durham Williams has been working in leadership in both the non-profit and private sectors for more than 20 years. Her track record includes organizations such as Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Student Sponsor Partners, Kids in Distressed Situations, One Family, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase. Ms. Williams has a BA in Economics from Tufts University. Throughout her career, Denise has developed expertise in strategic planning, development, advocacy, community relations, organizational growth, partnerships, fiscal responsibility and compliance. She has extensive community involvement and has received numerous awards of achievement including Woman of Achievement from the Committee of Hispanic Children and Families, The Beacon for Homelessness Award and the Civic Spirit Award from the Women’s City Club on New York. Denise lives in White Plains, NY.


Louise Calixte

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER, PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

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Inspirica’s targeted approach is what draws me to this work. True effectiveness requires not only addressing the symptoms but the roots of homelessness. That’s how we break the cycle!
— Louise Calixte

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Rian Drenzek

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER, SUPPORT SERVICES

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Resiliency paired with the resources to fight for a better tomorrow are key to breaking the cycle of homelessness.
— Rian Drenzek

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AnaVivian Estrella

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER, PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS & PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

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We can all change, not always all at once, but more often little by little.
We offer opportunity and choices to everyone who walks in our doors, giving me hope that we can create growth for everyone who then walks out.
— AnaVivian Estrella

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Cyndy Goldberg

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER, RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

The more we give of ourselves, the more of ourselves we have to give.
— Cyndy Goldberg

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Gina Mello

INTERIM CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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For those that have fallen into dire circumstances and homelessness, I believe that by helping them find housing and employment, we can provide a foundation for them to rebuild their lives.
— Gina Mello

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Steven Wolfe

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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I have always been interested in giving back to the community, and I feel extremely fortunate to work for an organization which has done so much to provide employment opportunities and reduce homelessness in the area.
— Steven Wolfe

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Board of Directors

Bruce Heller (Chairman)

Claude Bernstein - Jim Besaw - Jane Carlin

Norman Cole - Valerie Cooper - Scott Davis

Bob DeVellis - Marianne Drost - Anthony Gaglio, Jr.

Larry Goldberg - Steven Hoover - Mandeep Johar

Len Larrabee - Wendy Lewis - John McKee

Pat Mendelsohn - Marcy Minnick - Stephen Napier

Judah Plotner - Randy Skigen - Reda Supe

Advisory Council

William Avery - Donna Christensen - Carmen Domonkos

Nancy Gramps - Kim Henderson - Dave Hunt

Kay Maxwell - Marcia Meinerth - Bob Mendelsohn

Jim Metzger - Cathy Ostuw

Lud Spinelli - Rabbi Jay TelRav