United Way of Anchorage Welcomes Burke as New Special Assistant to the President
United Way of Anchorage announced that Nancy Burke has joined the team as a special assistant to President and CEO Clark Halvorson for Housing and COVID-19 response programs. Burke brings a wealth of experience in non-profit, municipal, and state government services to assist in data collection, design, funding, and improvement of community and government systems serving people who are homeless or who experience a mental illness and disability.
Burke has a master’s in social work focusing on family and mental health systems and has experience with clinical and housing service design needed for successful supportive housing programs for persons with severe disabling conditions. In her new role, she supports United Way’s Home for Good program on the clinical and housing components of the project as it continues in the first full year of a three-year Pay for Success financed program. In partnership with the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness and our community partners, Burke convenes work on identified areas of the Anchored Home plan’s prevention and diversion strategies. In what is a traditional role for United Way, she helps in convening groups to identify and monitor relevant data and community indicators and to evaluate progress on key outcomes, as well as working with community leaders to strengthen the community’s abilities to identify, address, and fund priority issues.
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