In announcing, Heidi Johnson McAllister, MCH Board President said, “We are so excited to welcome Senta Leff into this new role to take MCH to it next level of excellence. Senta brings a breadth of experience with housing, homeless services, and MFIP. As staff in an MCH member organization, she’s seen the efficacy of coalition work. As a board member, she has helped shape MCH into the strong organization it is today.”
MCH was started 30 years ago, when large-scale homelessness first showed up in Minnesota, by service providers, civic leaders, faith community members, and people experiencing homelessness.
In the decades since, MCH has led state advocacy efforts on the range of issues connected to homelessness: creating a continuum of housing and services with the flexibility to meet people’s needs; advocating for a more effective welfare-to-work program; increasing public investment in affordable housing; and protecting and reforming health care delivery.
Liz Kuoppala, MCH outgoing executive director said, “I’m very pleased to hand the reigns of an organization I love so much and believe in so strongly to Senta Leff. I’ve seen firsthand her ability to balance a strong personal passion with strategic pragmatism to bring about real policy change. She is a fighter who gets things done.”
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be selected as MCH’s next executive director. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to meeting the Coalition’s broader community of allies and supporters. I understand the urgency of this work and am thrilled to lead MCH into its next chapter,” said Senta Leff, incoming MCH executive director.