Johanna Dalton retired on October 31, 2016, after 19 years of service as Executive Director of Goldie’s Place. During Johanna’s tenure there were many accomplishments. Securing our building on N. Lincoln Ave. Expanding the dental clinic to four chairs and 30 volunteer dentists. Growing the staff to 13 and the budget to $750,000 annually. She […]
Mike Mayse has enjoyed working in the nonprofit sector the past thirty-nine years. He has been successful in identifying and recruiting top corporate volunteers as Directors and Trustees. He has implemented multi-level development campaigns including operating, endowment and capital funds. Other areas of his accomplishment include strategic planning, management, marketing and project management, including program […]
Don Clippinger is an engineer and business manager by schooling and has had a career as a leader in technology, product, and operations management, as well as business development. Don is very active in mentoring, and ‘giving back’ to the community. Michelle “MJ” Jones, MA, SHRM-SCP, is a human resources professional with extensive experience in […]
Every participant who walks into Goldie’s Place has a unique story to tell. We strive to understand each individual’s journey into homelessness and how he or she can fight to become self-sufficient. Serena and Frank are two people whose lives led them to homelessness. Although their stories took different paths, both led to Goldie’s Place. […]
Goldie’s Place hosted a Kids Service Project Day from The Family School! Our little volunteers toured Goldie’s Place, spoke with Carrie McKay (An Advisory Board Member and former homeless individual), learned about oral hygiene and assembled dental hygiene items in bags for our participants. The kids did a great job by completing 150 bags!
There are important and quantifiable impacts of the work done at Goldie’s Place. In the dental clinic, our students and volunteers have provided nearly $900,000 in dental services to our homeless population over the past two years. In FY2012, a study conducted by a team of students from the University of Chicago Booth School of […]
In September of this year, Goldie’s Place welcomed Dr. Susan Nguyen as the new clinic dentist. Dr. Nguyen was introduced to Goldie’s Place through a volunteer dentist in a continuing education course as she was looking for an opportunity to return to public health dentistry. “Goldie’s Place is a hidden gem that gives individuals a […]
The Goldie’s Place Dental Clinic received a $10,000 community grant from the ISDS Foundation in September 2015. The award supports our Smiles for Vets project directed at providing much needed dental care to homeless veterans who are unable or ineligible to receive treatment through the Veterans Administration system. Our deep gratitude to the ISDS Foundation […]