NCHH Embarking on New Journey with Rebecca Morley's Departure


NCHH announced today that executive director Rebecca Morley will leave the organization on November 30, 2014. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will oversee the transition process to select NCHH’s next leader.

Ms. Morley joined NCHH in 2002 after founding director Nick Farr retired. With the help of NCHH’s funders and partners, Ms. Morley launched the National Healthy Homes Training Center, the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition, the Health and Housing Funders’ Forum, and many other NCHH initiatives. She led the campaign to restore critical federal funding for childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes. She has been a passionate spokesperson about the critical importance of healthy affordable homes to our nation’s families and children. Today, NCHH is the “go to” organization for healthy housing policy and research and serves as the convener of healthy housing practitioners across the country.

Ms. Morley is leaving NCHH at a time of great growth and opportunity. NCHH will unveil two new campaigns this winter that will serve to galvanize the grassroots and catalyze investment in healthier homes and neighborhoods. “Leading NCHH will remain one of the best chapters in my life,” said Ms. Morley. “The issues of public health and equity will remain central to my career.” In January, Ms. Morley will join The Pew Charitable Trusts as the Director of the Health Impact Project, which is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The Board congratulates Ms. Morley as she transitions to the next chapter of her career.

Last year, NCHH celebrated 20 years of protecting our nation’s children from health and safety hazards in their homes. In 2014, it expanded its mission to explore two emerging areas. The first is focused on the aging population and developing practical strategies to enable low-income older adults to age in place. The second acknowledges that neighborhoods have direct and indirect impacts on health above and beyond the health hazards posed by physical conditions in housing. NCHH’s work in this emerging area will build neighborhood considerations into its research and policy work.

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