Centennial Completes Welcome House Executive Director Search

Cincinnati, Ohio – August 15, 2017– Danielle Amrine has been selected Executive Director for the Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. Danielle comes to Welcome House from the Council on Aging, where she served as the Vice President – Operations for Medicaid Services. In 2017, Danielle was named Young Professional of the Year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce.

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Executive Director of The Welcome House of Northern KY, Danielle Amrine

While with the Council on Aging (COA), Danielle’s roles included PASSPORT care manager and Care Transitions coach. She also served as COA’s Transitional Care Business Manager, leading nationally-recognized programs that help people complete smooth transitions from one care setting to another, while reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and nursing home placements. Danielle’s work has been regional and included extensive coordination with Northern Kentucky Medicaid service providers.

The Welcome House Executive Search Committee was co-chaired by board of directors’ chairperson Katie Koch, of St. Elizabeth Physicians, and incoming board chairperson Tom Hausterman, in collaboration with Centennial’s vice president of client engagement, Becky Scheeler.

“We were very pleased with the caliber and quality of candidates, each with an impressive skill set, that were presented to the Welcome House for this critical leadership position,” states Scheeler. “Danielle’s experience working with multiple populations, in addition to her energy and passion made it evident that she was the ‘right’ leader who would help accomplish the Welcome House’s vision and mission.”

Danielle is a Licensed Social Worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky.  She used those skills working with victims of domestic violence as a Women’s Advocate for the YWCA House of Peace Domestic Violence Shelter in Cincinnati.  She also has firsthand experience coordinating case management and counseling services for military personnel and their families as a supervisor for the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross. In addition, Danielle has been an adjunct instructor at the College of Mt. Saint Joseph – Department of Sociology and Social Work, teaching a course in Social Policy and an interdisciplinary course in Addictions.

Tom Hausterman, Welcome House incoming board chairperson comments, “Becky Scheeler provided a clear picture of the pathway, supported us with key information and questions, and went above and beyond when communicating regarding anything we needed in the process. Without Becky’s knowledge, guidance, and understanding of the organization needs, we would have not made a successful hire. Becky was a valuable asset, and we are delighted with the addition of Danielle.”

About Welcome House of Northern Kentucky: Since 1982, Welcome House works to end homelessness by offering a continuum of services to our clients to take them from housing uncertainty to housing stability. Since our doors opened we have expanded our services to not only encompass an emergency shelter, but to take a holistic approach in our mission of ending homelessness.

About Centennial – Centennial is a talent strategy and executive search firm corporately based in Cincinnati, OH with offices in Manhattan as well. The firm conducts searches across all 50 states and represents international clients in over 13 countries. Centennial has a very successful history serving nonprofit organizations experiencing key leadership succession and transition. This is coupled with their expertise representing multi-generational family businesses, privately held companies as well as other organizations where vision, leadership, retention, succession and growth matters.

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