The National Alliance to End Homelessness today announced that Ann Oliva has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The announcement follows a thorough executive search on the heels of the planned departure of current CEO, Nan Roman. Oliva’s leadership with the Alliance will officially begin on June 13.
A career veteran of homelessness and housing policy, Oliva comes to the Alliance from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she currently serves as Vice President for Housing Policy. Her distinguished career is also marked by a decade of experience working for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs and was named one of HUD’s 50 Most Distinguished Leaders in its first 50 years. Throughout her career, she has been a valued partner to Alliance staff and leadership.
“On behalf of the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Board of Directors, we could not be more pleased to welcome Ann Oliva as its next CEO,” said Board co-chairs, Jeffery Hayward and Gary Parsons. “Following an exhaustive executive search process, it was clear that Ann possesses the knowledge, leadership skills, and passion to lead the Alliance in its mission to end homelessness in the United States. We are proud to welcome her into this role, and look forward to our future work together.”
“I am honored and humbled to be selected to lead the incredible team at the Alliance in this next phase of its organizational growth. I look forward to building on Nan’s legacy of strong leadership in our field,” Oliva said. “There is hard work ahead of us, and I am wholly committed to using the Alliance’s voice to fiercely pursue housing justice and an end to homelessness in our nation. Together with our partners – including people with lived experience of homelessness, national organizations, government, and providers – we will continue to make progress towards a more just future where everyone, especially historically marginalized and BIPOC people, has access to safe, stable, and affordable housing.”
The Alliance staff and Board offers its deep gratitude to outgoing CEO, Nan Roman, for her nearly 40 years of service to the organization and its mission.
“Nan Roman has been one of the foremost leaders on ending homelessness in this nation’s history,” said Hayward and Parsons. “We will forever be grateful for her enduring commitment to this mission, and we thank her for her tireless leadership.”