We are happy to announce that Cynthia Latcham has been named President of Anawim Housing and formally assumed her new role earlier this month. Latcham previously served as Executive Director of Anawim since 2020, and succeeds Russ Frazier who stepped down as President after 13 years of leadership. Latcham celebrated her ten-year anniversary with the organization this past April.
The Anawim Housing Board of Directors engaged in a detailed selection process for the successor. Strategic planning has been in process for the past year to successfully move the organization forward under new leadership.
Latcham shared: "I look forward to continuing to address the shortage of both affordable housing and permanent supportive housing in Iowa. Housing is foundational and fundamental in achieving health, education and life goals and every person deserves a home that is safe and that they can afford. Anawim Housing is poised to make a significant impact in this arena and has a talented team to carry out the vision of our organization"
Anawim Board of Directors Vice Chair, Matt Callanan, shared: "I cannot think of anyone better suited to continue Anawim's legacy than Cynthia Latcham. Cynthia's experience, thoughtfulness, and passion are unmatched. I cannot be more excited to watch Anawim thrive under her guidance."
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