HRRC names Allen its new executive director
The board of directors of Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC) has appointed Tikeesha Allen as HRRC’s new executive director. Allen has served as the organizations interim executive director since the departure of Benjamin Faller in May.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Allen has devoted her career to the nonprofit sector, focusing on community and social issues. For the past five years, she’s directed her attention toward solving problems plaguing homeowners in Cleveland Heights and the region’s inner-ring suburbs. Since joining HRRC in 2013 as housing counselor, and later serving as program director, Allen has helped countless individuals realize the dream of owning their own home.
“I can’t begin to express how gratifying it is to share in the joy my clients feel when they reach the end of their journey and finally have a home to call their own,” said Allen.
Announcing Allen’s appointment, Marc Lefkowitz, HRRC board president, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have found a leader with the passion and vision that Keesha has for our mission and look forward to opening a new chapter with her at our helm.”
“These are exciting times for HRRC,” noted Allen. “We are poised to not only continue our current efforts but to expand our outreach beyond the borders of Cleveland Heights with the goal of one day becoming the regional leader in housing issues.”
Penelope Derethik is HRRC's communications and development coordinator.