House of Ruth

House of Ruth Appoints New Executive Director

Washington, DC – Sandra Jackson, M.S.W, LICSW, LCSW-C, has been named Executive Director of House of Ruth, the city’s largest provider of housing and services for abused women, children, and families.  Jackson, who served as the Interim Executive Director since January 2016, moves into the role effective November 14, 2016.

In her new, permanent role, Jackson will provide management leadership in the areas of administration, programming, and strategic planning to support the agency’s mission and initiatives and to oversee its eight million-dollar budget.  As the primary spokesperson for House of Ruth, she will have a visible presence in the community and will work closely with public and private partners.

“Sandra Jackson is capable, hard-working and ready to propel House of Ruth forward,” says Pamela Pinkett, Chair of House of Ruth’s Board of Directors. “She is a strong, yet compassionate leader whose proven accomplishments will enhance our ability to provide essential services to those in need.”

An executive with more than two decades of experience in social services management in the DC area, Jackson’s tenure at House of Ruth began in 2013 as House of Ruth’s Director of Operations.  Prior employers include the Child and Family Services Agency and Catholic Charities of Washington, DC.

“The core of House of Ruth’s mission embodies service to others.  I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as the leader with such committed board members, staff, donors and community partners to continue the 40-year tradition of serving and enriching the lives of women, children and families in greatest need build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential,” says Jackson.