For Immediate Release
Contact: Stephen Brown
Jerusalem House’s Charlie Frew to Retire; Maryum Gibson Named President and CEO
July 21, 2021 — ATLANTA – Jerusalem House today announced that Charlie Frew has announced plans to retire this fall, after leading the agency for the last 14 years.
Following an extensive search process by the Jerusalem House Board of Directors, veteran non-profit leader Maryum Gibson has been named President and CEO succeeding Frew. She will begin on August 2, with Frew assisting during a transition period.
“Charlie’s visionary and compassionate leadership has benefitted our residents, staff and the cause of providing housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS. We are grateful for his years of service; he will be missed,” said Mike McCoy, chair of the Jerusalem House board of directors. “Maryum brings extensive non-profit executive leadership experience to Jerusalem House and we look forward to capitalizing on her perspectives and expertise as we continue the important work of the organization.”
Under Frew’s leadership, Jerusalem House expanded the programs beyond the Adult Program, the Family Program and the Scattered Site I Program which provided a total of 67 units of housing to 110 residents at the outset of his tenure at Jerusalem House. With the addition of the Scattered Site II Program and the New Horizons Program, the agency now provides 332 units of housing to more than 500 residents. “The success of Jerusalem House over the years represents the dedication and hard work of the entire Jerusalem House team”, said Frew. “I am looking forward to following the future success of the organization under Maryum’s leadership.”
Gibson has served since 2013 as president & CEO of Scottdale Early Learning, Inc., an agency that provides early learning services, support and advocacy to low-income families in and around central DeKalb County, Georgia. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of the organization’s operations and created collaborative partnerships to propel its mission and benefit the community and the agency. From 2010-2013, she was director of development at Quality Care for Children, Inc. where she managed corporate partnerships, oversaw the annual special event and managed the annual fund and major gifts campaigns. She also previously served as director of development for St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc. and Genesis – A New Life, an Atlanta shelter serving homeless newborn babies and their families.
About Jerusalem House
Jerusalem House is Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1988, its mission is to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing options, supportive services, and educational opportunities that contribute to a resident’s overall self-sufficiency. The organization provides over 70% of the permanent supportive housing designated for Atlanta’s homeless and low-income population with HIV/AIDS through two residential programs, two master lease programs, and a temporary housing subsidy program. To learn more about Jerusalem House, visit jerusalemhouse.org