A Safe Haven Foundation Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

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Chicago, IL – Wednesday, December 30, 2015.  A Safe Haven Foundation welcomes John Morales as the new Chief Financial Officer, who brings vast experience in managing and scaling health and human service organizations.  Prior to joining A Safe Haven, Mr. Morales served as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director for Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital for over 10 years.


After an extensive and rigorous search Mr. John Morales was selected to replace retiring 15 year CFO, Mike Kirk. Mr. Morales possesses a unique blend and extensive knowledge in leading and managing both public and private financial operations, public policy, strategic investments and management teams.


“We are excited to welcome John Morales to the executive leadership team, said Neli Vazquez Rowland, A Safe Haven’s President.  We expect his leadership, shared values and passion for the cause will be an important asset to the organization as we continue to grow at such a rapid pace.  Strong leadership is an essential component of A Safe Haven’s role as an anchor organization. Given his extensive wealth of knowledge and experience both in the public and private sectors, we are confident that Mr. Morales’ presence will have an immediate impact on our organization. Our scalable vertically integrated ecosystem model is at the forefront of the battle against poverty and homelessness. With the addition of Mr. Morales to our team, we know we will be able to continue to expand this model in a strategic and sustainable manner that will truly allow us to work toward our ultimate goal of ending homelessness for people in need on both a local and national scale.”


“It is an honor and a privilege for me to join A Safe Haven as the newly appointed Chief Financial Officer; and I very much look forward to working with the entire A Safe Haven organization to assist the clients that we serve in every manner possible,” said John Morales.


Mr. Morales is welcomed by A Safe Haven executive leadership President Neli Vazquez Rowland; Chief Executive Officer, Brian Rowland; and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Mulroe; and over two-hundred A Safe Haven staff members. Serving almost 5,000 individuals annually – 100,000 since organization inception, the A Safe Haven team is dedicated to helping the men, women and children transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency in a sustainable manner.