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SHAL recognizes Unsung Hero Mary Leen

(l-r) SHAL Interim Executive Director Elicia Pintabona, SHAL Board Chair Richard Casey, SHAL Unsung Hero Mary Leen, Director at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen

SHAL and Community Foundation of the Florida Keys are pleased to have recognized Mary Lean, Director of St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen at the annual Unsung Hero luncheon on January 26th, 2018.

While SHAL is recovering quickly from Hurricane Irma, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen continues to support the hungry in our community, as it has for over 30 years. Director Mary Leen is a volunteer who tirelessly organizes, coordinates and cooks meals for poor and homeless individuals is a fundamental asset to SHAL, feeding its sheltered hungry, and homeless clients.

Please congratulate Mary for this recognition.

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SHAL announces appointment of new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League (SHAL) is happy to announce the appointment of Elicia Pintabona as Interim Executive Director. Elicia is a longtime employee of SHAL, having been a case manager, Outreach Director and most recently Deputy Executive Director. Elicia has a background in municipal government and education in psychology with extensive leadership and supervisory experience. She has been instrumental in expanding SHAL’s outreach and case management activities, as well as improvements in operations at the SHAL Shelter, over the last four years.

Elicia replaces John Miller, who after 4 years with SHAL is leaving the Keys. SHAL is thankful for the positive changes and hard work Mr. Miller has provided during his tenure.