After a nationwide search, the Arizona Helping Hands (AHH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce they have hired Maureen Noe as the new President and CEO. With more than 25 years of non-profit leadership and management experience, Maureen will help the organization as it innovates to expand and meet the ever-changing needs of the foster care community.
Jay R. Spector, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “After an extensive local and national search, Maureen Noe shined above the rest. She is the right leader at the right time and will work with the Board to take our organization to new heights. We are excited to have her step into this role, providing leadership and vision to the talented staff, volunteers, and supporters as we execute our mission.”
After more than 28 years with the United Way network, Maureen is excited to return to a direct service mission-driven organization whose impact is life-changing for those in the community. The mission of AHH is close to Maureen’s heart as her parents were foster parents and adopted her older brother, reminding Maureen that every child deserves hope.
Maureen shared, “I am forever grateful to the Arizona Helping Hands Board of Directors, professional staff, dedicated volunteers, and loyal donors for all you have done for children in foster care and their families. I look forward to imagining the possibilities of what else we can accomplish together.”
With more than 14,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system, kinship and foster families rely on the support and essential items from AHH, including beds, cribs, linens, clothing, diapers, hygiene items, birthday packages, and much more. AHH is able to provide these services at no cost to children in foster care and their families, thanks to the long-standing support of the community. Together, with their volunteers, donors, corporate and community partners, AHH will serve more than 4,000 children in foster care through their programs each year.
Founded in 1998, the mission of Arizona Helping Hands is to provide essential needs for children in foster care through programs promoting safety, permanency, and health. As Arizona’s largest service provider of essential needs to children in foster care, Arizona Helping Hands services remain unduplicated, supporting children in foster care with items, including beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, and hygiene items. Arizona Helping Hands also provides backpacks with school supplies to help children succeed in school and fulfills birthday dreams to help raise self-esteem by showing children they are special and loved. Arizona Helping Hands provides state-required home safety items to help families become licensed providers by ensuring they can offer a safe home environment.