Dear Volunteers, Donors, and Community Partners,
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces that Janee’ Hanzlick has indicated her intention to depart as President/CEO of SAFEHOME effective March 2, 2018. Since 1997, Janee’ has played a critical role in the development and success of this organization, and while we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors. We want to thank her for her 20 years of dedicated service to SAFEHOME which involved many significant accomplishments, including:
- Spearheaded the successful 2013 capital campaign that raised over $3 million, including a $500,000 challenge grant from The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, to increase shelter capacity and expand counseling services.
- Led the agency’s successful renovation and move to a new $3.5 million, 7,000 square foot facility, in 2011, doubling the agency’s shelter capacity.
- Partnered with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, and Johnson County law enforcement, to strengthen and expand the Lethality Assessment Program that has resulted in a significant reduction of domestic homicides in the county.
- Developed and implemented a model to reduce operational complexity and focus the agency’s capacity and resources on core services and mission.
Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new SAFEHOME Chief Executive Officer. During this transition period, it is the Board’s priority to find the best individual to lead, while still maintaining a stable and effective organization. We have made the job announcement available on SAFEHOME’s website and ask for your help in identifying candidates who can help SAFEHOME continue along this successful trajectory.
Again, we cannot thank Janee’ enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has given SAFEHOME over the past 20 years. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, members and partners alike. We look forward to following the success of her career and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of SAFEHOME as we continue to pursue our mission to end domestic violence. If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jay Lehnertz
2017 Board Chair
After 20 years with SAFEHOME (and nearly 5 in the CEO role), I have decided that it is time for me to pursue new professional opportunities and for SAFEHOME to have new leadership. I am grateful for the valuable experience and opportunities I have gained during my time at SAFEHOME. It has been an extremely fulfilling, meaningful, and important part of my life, both personally and professionally. I am proud of what I have accomplished and contributed to SAFEHOME during twenty years of association with the agency. I feel that I have achieved the goals that I had in this position, and that SAFEHOME is ready to embrace new leadership to provide continuing direction and vision for the agency.
SAFEHOME is stronger than it has ever been because of the dedicated, hardworking and committed Board of Directors and staff of this agency. SAFEHOME is ready to move forward into the future, and I am proud to hand over the reins to a new person with new ideas, strengths and experiences.
I want to give my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organization and of me personally over the years: staff, board members, and, of course, SAFEHOME’s volunteers, donors and community partners. Without you, the organization would not be as strong and vibrant as it is. I am so honored to have been the leader of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it makes strides in supporting and creating solutions to end and prevent domestic violence. In the meantime, let’s keep up the terrific work!
Janee’ M. Hanzlick, LMSW