Dear Members of the Homebridge Community,
I have exciting news to share with you. As you may know, our wonderful Executive Director of 20 years, Margaret Baran, will be retiring at the end of September. Under Margy’s visionary and passionate leadership, the organization has grown and thrived, becoming an award-winning, national model for in-home care of people with significant care challenges, and for vocational support of their care providers.
Since her announcement, the Homebridge Board of Directors has been hard-at-work to identify and hire our next organizational leader. I am delighted to announce that after an extensive, nationwide search process, we’ve found our next leader right under our own roof. Effective October 1st, Mark Burns, our current Deputy Director, will become our next Executive Director.
Mark brings tremendous commitment and skill to his work on behalf of Homebridge consumers, and for the past three years has played a range of organizational leadership roles, including spearheading our successful expansion into San Mateo County. His extensive background in the private and non-profit sectors includes positions as Executive Director at San Francisco-based Under One Roof, Deputy Director at the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, Vice President of Operations and Administration at PCCI, and founder/partner at OffRoad Capital.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue Homebridge’s legacy of top-quality, innovative service delivery, workforce support, community partnership, and leadership on behalf of our consumers. As new challenges and opportunities arise in a rapidly changing service environment, I will work diligently with our Board, staff, funders, and community to ensure that even the frailest and most challenged among us can continue living at home with health and dignity,” states Mark.
I look forward to the acumen, continuity, creativity, and deep commitment Mark’s leadership will bring to our employees, partners and programs. On behalf of our entire Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support of our efforts.
Robert Carlson, President
Board of Directors