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May 18, 2022
Haley House Appoints Reginald Jean as Executive Director
Reginald Jean HP
Reginald Jean

February 6, 2022 — Haley House, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides food and affordable housing for people in need as well as economic opportunities for people with barriers to traditional employment, recently announced it named Reginald Jean as its executive director.

Jean, who will assume his new role Feb. 28, succeeds Bing Broderick, who has served as executive director of Haley House for the last eight years after joining in 2005 as business and marketing manager.

Celia Grant, board chair of Haley House, said, “Haley House has had a rich tradition of outstanding leaders. Reggie will continue that legacy. He comes to us with a proven track record of leadership. His collaborative and inclusive style embody the values of Haley House. He is known as a charismatic forward-thinking leader who is responsive, caring, and innovative.”

Jean, a Boston native, has been serving as executive director of the YMCA of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, since 2018. Prior to that, he held several roles at YMCA of Greater Boston. He is the co-founder and president of IWC Boston, which assists individuals in financial literacy and education on wealth building. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

“ I look forward to continuing to strengthen their partnerships in the community,” said Jean. “I was impressed by the diversity of the board and the commitment to not only offer critically needed services but to seek to address the root causes of poverty and homelessness.”

Grant lauded Bing for leading Haley House “with professionalism, grace, and magic,” noting that he expanded the organization’s reach and connection to community in Boston: “He really took Haley House to a whole new level by developing a dynamic and creative team, building consensus, addressing critical needs and setting the organization on an exciting, successful future oriented path.”

Broderick commented that his work as executive director enabled him to expand the organization’s meals program and residential services and build its Urban Farming program. He said, }”Haley House is in strong fiscal shape and ready for Reggie's vision and leadership as we look to the years ahead.”

Founded as a “house of hospitality” in 1966, Haley House today provides direct services (soup kitchen, food pantry), permanent affordable housing (110+ units in scattered South End sites), urban agriculture (a school yard plot in the South End, an urban farm in Roxbury), education and training (Take Back the Kitchen cooking classes for youth and reentry program for people leaving incarceration), and social enterprise opportunities.

For the year ending June 30, 2020, Haley House reported $2.6 million in revenue, of which $1.6 million came from contributions and grants, and $2.2 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal financial information filing.

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