People’s Resource Center (PRC) has announced the appointment of Jenifer S. Fabian as Executive Director.
For over 20 years, Jeni has dedicated her career in nonprofit leadership to improving services for low-income and disadvantaged communities. PRC serves nearly 30,000 residents of DuPage County each year by providing social services and educational programs to create paths to self-sufficiency.
“We are excited to welcome Jenifer to our team. She brings a wealth of experience and we are looking forward to her leadership and commitment to furthering the mission of PRC,” said Board President Henry Davis.
Jenifer has served for the past six years as Executive Director of The Community House in Hinsdale, an organization that provides residents of 40 surrounding suburbs with recreation and social services including counseling, youth literacy and autism support, and educational opportunities. Prior to The Community House, Jenifer served for seven years as Director of Quality and Performance Improvement at Access Community Health Network, which owns and operates over 50 health centers that deliver services to under served communities in the Chicago area, serving more than 215,000 patients annually. Jenifer has also served as Director of Property Management for Lakefront Supportive Housing Corporation (now Mercy Lakefront), a national leader in supportive housing for homeless, disabled and senior populations, where she managed a $7 million budget providing housing services for 973 residents at nine locations. Earlier in her career, she served at Deborah’s Place, an agency that provides housing, job training, and support services to women who are homeless in Chicago.
“I am so delighted to be joining the PRC family,” said Ms. Fabian. “The work this community does every day to support our neighbors and respond to needs is truly inspiring. I share PRC’s passion for connecting the community and meeting needs together. I am honored to join the team and can’t wait to meet everyone and get started.”
Jenifer Fabian received a Master’s in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. She has served as an examiner for the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and is an alumna of the Menttium Executive leadership development program. She has also served on the Board of Directors of West Suburban PADS (now Housing Forward) and is currently a member of the Friends of Housing Forward Advisory Group, the Rotary Club of Hinsdale, and the Assistance League of Chicagoland West.
Jenifer will begin her duties at People’s Resource Center on June 12, 2017.
Inquiries: Linda Cheatham, Interim Executive Director, 630-682-5402 or [email protected]
About People’s Resource Center
Meeting Our Community’s Needs – Neighbor to Neighbor
Since 1975, People’s Resource Center (PRC) has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County.
Over 30,000 DuPage residents rely on PRC for help each year. With a team of over 2,400 volunteers, we offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. We also connect people with resources-education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community-to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.
PRC is able to provide these services because of the generosity and support from our neighbors. More than 2,400 volunteers work with our employees offering time, skills and resources to help their neighbors. Donors contribute food, clothing, books, computers, and money to support our work. The majority of our support comes from caring neighbors in DuPage County.