Beth MacAller, Executive Director of Sojourner House at PathStone Inc. since 2012 has stepped down as from her position, effective September 11, 2015. Kathryn Bryan, the Senior Vice President of Property Management at PathStone will act as Interim Director while an executive search committee comprised of Sojourner House Board Members and PathStone staff seeks to fill the position.
Founded in 1981, Sojourner House serves homeless families in the Rochester area by providing housing, life skills training, and education programs. Since its founding, Sojourner House has become a leader in providing temporary transitional housing and permanent supportive housing programs. Since 1982, Sojourner House has assisted over 2,700 women and their families in reaching their goals concerning education, employment, family stability, sobriety, and financial independence.
Kathryn Bryan, Vice President of Property Management for PathStone Corporation will serve as Sojourner House’s Interim Executive Director.
According to Kathryn Bryan, MacAller’s decision was accepted with mixed emotions. “Beth is to be congratulated for the work she has done at Sojourner House, and I am very sorry to see her leave. With that being said, PathStone Corporation is a family centered organization and I admire Beth’s willingness to make a decision that she feels is best for her family. Please join me in wishing Beth and her family the very best as they embark on a new adventure.”
During her tenure as Executive Director MacAller has dramatically expanded the Sojourner House children’s programs, adding new afterschool performing arts classes, creating the Seedlings initiative for early childhood engagement, and hiring two new Dreamseeds staff members to support Sojourner House’s ever-growing summer programs. Her other notable accomplishments include tripling revenue from Sojourner House’s signature’s event and streamlining the intake process for new families.
“It has been an honor and privilege to have Beth be a member of the Sojourner family for the past three years,” said Kathryn Thomas, Chair of the Sojourner House Board of Directors. “Beth has been an energetic and passionate leader. I am excited for her and her family, and wish them the best.”
Questions regarding the transition can be directed to Kathryn Bryan, the Senior Vice President of Property Management at PathStone at email@example.com, or Kathryn Thomas, the Chair of the Sojourner House Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.