HUTCHINSON – Interfaith Housing Services is proud to announce that Lorna Moore has been selected as their new Chief Executive Officer. Moore has been an integral part of IHS for the past nine years and in that time has proven herself to be well suited to lead the organization in this role. Since January, Moore has served as Operations Director while the Board of Directors worked to select to successor to long-time CEO John Scott, who retired late last year.
Moore has more than 25 years of experience in facilitating curriculums for both youth and adults. She has also worked closely on the development of a series of classes designed to empower women who are at risk. Since joining Interfaith, Moore has been instrumental in the development of the Kansas Individual Development Account (IDA) Program, also known as C.A.S.H. (Creating Assets Savings and Hope). Not only did she create the policies and procedures, but also enrolled the first clients and worked closely with each throughout their journey from financial education to asset purchase. In 2008, the Kansas Department of Commerce recognized C.A.S.H. as the highest functioning IDA program in Kansas and requested that it be expanded statewide.
“There is a culture of trust and collaboration that has flourished among the staff and leadership of IHS with Lorna at the helm. She has a heart for our mission and leads with both capability and humility. The board is united in this decision and is excited to see where it leads,” said Mike Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Interfaith Housing Service, Inc.
A graduate of St. Mary College, Moore has a long history of working to serve the underserved and to empower people to change their lives despite their current circumstance. After developing the framework to expand the Kansas IDA and Emergency Repair/Accessibility Modification IDA Programs throughout the state of Kansas, she then oversaw the creation of the Take Control Financial Capabilities and Hutchinson Area Homebuyers Programs at Interfaith.
“It has been a privilege over the years to watch people’s lives be transformed by the unique opportunities this organization provides. I am honored to be a part of continuing its impact and sustainability as Interfaith looks to the future and explores the ways we can continue to serve the people of Kansas,” Moore said.