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IHS hires former state homeless coordinator Alexander

  • 2011 January 21 CTY - Marc Alexander

Marc Alexander, who resigned last month as state coordinator for homelessness initiatives, has been hired as director of development for the Institute for Human Services, the Iwilei-based homeless service provider announced today.

"We’re very excited to have Marc on board with us in this new role. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the non-profit sector and will be a real asset to IHS," IHS Executive Director Connie Mitchell said in a news release.

Alexander said, "IHS is a top-notch agency who follows best practices in helping both the homeless and those who are at-risk. I had the opportunity to work closely with them during my time with the State and was impressed with their outcome reporting and service delivery. I’m very happy to be joining their team."

Alexander had been the point man for Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s ambitious plan to end homelessness in 10 years.

The governor’s office announced Jan. 5 that Alexander was resigning the following day "to attend to personal matters." The state later acknowledged receiving an allegation that Alexander had had a sexual relationship with a woman while he was a priest.

Alexander left a long career in the priesthood and resigned as vicar general of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu before being appointed to the newly created job of homeless coordinator on Jan. 20, 2011.

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