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Denise Anderson to lead Vincent Village

Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson has been named Vincent Villages new executive director and will begin her duties Jan. as the organization celebrates its 30th year of service.

Anderson was selected after a national search to replace Denise Andorfer, who left the organization in October after eight years at the helm.

With experience in housing, capital improvement and project management across a career spanning government, social services and business, Anderson’s background and strategic perspective sealed the board’s decision on her hire as Vincent Village enters the 2020s, John Christensen, board chair, said in a statement.

“Denise is the perfect person to take us to the next level addressing this community’s needs head on,” said Christensen. “The board and staff are excited to dive in with her.”

Anderson comes to Vincent Village from Brightpoint in Fort Wayne, where she developed a project management plan in relation to efforts to secure funding for senior housing, owner occupied rehab and weatherization efforts in rural areas.

Anderson’s background includes administering multi-million housing projects, having served as the executive director of the Kendallville Housing Authority and held a senior leadership position in the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. Anderson also comes well versed in the benefits and efficiencies of process management, playing a role on Mayor Graham Richard’s Innovation teams as well as deploying six sigma expertise at Lincoln Financial Group. She also worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, and serves on the board of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Since opening as Vincent House Transitional Shelter in 1989, the organization has served nearly 1,300 families. Vincent Village, Inc., owns 32 single family homes and 10 units in Vincent House that are open to homeless families from local emergency shelters and partnering organizations. To learn more about about Vincent Village, go to www.vincentvillage.org.