As Executive Director Ms. Koeppel will direct a committed and passionate team of staff and volunteers and work in conjunction with the Board to set a clear vision for Malta House that will move the organization forward. She will oversee the development and implementation of fundraising initiatives, quality programs and services, as well as financial operations and facility management, human resources, and community outreach for the 25-year-old organization that provides support services and independent living skills to pregnant women and parenting mothers and their children.
Ms. Koeppel has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector in leadership roles addressing mental health, addiction, homelessness, and at-risk families. She brings a successful track record in program and operational management, strategic planning, fundraising and community engagement. Most recently as Director of Planning & Communications for Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. (CIFC), Ms. Koeppel was responsible for all aspects of government, private and public funding, corporate grants and external communications for enhancing the organization’s public image and positioning. Prior to CIFC, Ms. Koeppel was Executive Director at Danbury’s Amos House Inc., a transitional housing agency for homeless women with children dedicated to ensuring they have the competency for permanent self-sufficient independent living.
“Lisa brings a wealth of relevant experience to Malta House that will enable us to deliver on our mission and values through expanded operations and programming,” says Malta House Board Chair Kim Petrone. “Her success in rebuilding Amos House after being asked to serve as interim volunteer director to prevent the agency from closing, coupled with her expertise in transitional housing programs, is exemplary. Our Board is confident that Lisa has the passion and seasoned leadership Malta House requires for achieving our long-term strategic vision and financial objectives for helping mothers in need build brighter futures.”
“I am extremely excited about joining Malta House,” says Ms. Koeppel. “My non-profit leadership experience in related fields lends itself to the diversity of skills required for taking Malta House to the next level of growth. Equally important, I am committed to the core mission and values of Malta House and look forward to leading an organization that is changing the lives of homeless women and their children.”
A resident of Danbury, Koeppel has a B.A. in Social Science and Social Work from Western Connecticut State University. She is married and has two adult children.