Pine Street Inn (PSI) is pleased to welcome Marla Strickland as Senior Director, Advancement Operations. Formerly the Director of Advancement Services at The Trustees of Reservations, Marla brings more than 15 years of strategic leadership and operations experience to the position. Marla previously served as Director of Development Operations, Peabody Essex Museum as well as several positions at the New England Aquarium. Marla received her B.A. from University of Michigan and an M.A. from The American University.
In her new role at Pine Street Inn, Marla will report to the Chief Advancement Officer, Alicia Ianiere, and will guide an already-successful fundraising operation through a period of evolution, utilizing continuous quality improvement built on client feedback and deploying business tools and resources to serve the needs of strategic partners.
Pine Street Inn opened its doors in 1969. Over nearly five decades it has grown into New England’s largest nonprofit resource for homeless and formerly homeless adults. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Pine Street expanded from offering basic necessities – food, clothing, shelter and health care – and began to offer programs that help guests take significant steps in their journey out of homelessness and regain some of what they have lost – relationships, life skills, employment and housing. In the past five years, Pine Street has significantly expanded its inventory of permanent supportive housing to provide lasting solutions to homelessness. Today, Pine Street Inn serves over 1,900 individuals a day. From emergency services, to needs assessment, counseling and case management, to job training and placement in permanent housing, Pine Street Inn is providing the short-term remedies and long-term solutions to end the experience of homelessness.