Saying Goodbye to Deputy Director Mark Hurwitz

By: Patrick Germain, Director of Evaluation and Strategy

Mark Hurwitz left his position as Deputy Director at Project Renewal on January 18th to become President and CEO of Palladia.  It was my pleasure to work with Mark for the past two years and while his absence will be felt throughout the agency, we know that he continues to be a fearless leader and passionate advocate for the most chronically homeless people in New York City.  His dedication and hard work on behalf of Project Renewal has led to great achievements for the organization.  Under his leadership, we built and opened two new housing programs in the Bronx, Renewal House and the Fletcher Residence, which provide housing for 105 men and women.  He also secured the site for a new homeless shelter that we will be opening later this year.  His visionary leadership around the development of the strategic plan helped us clarify our vision and rally the organization around a common goal.  We wish him the best luck in his new position.