In December 2022, members of the Homeless Services Network elected new Executive Board leadership, adding new chair Laura Gorecki, and former chair Randall Hitt moving into the vice-chair role. HSN is beyond grateful for all of the time, passion, and dedication that prior leaders have provided during their tenure, and we are pleased to have them continue their support as members and advisors!
2023 HSN BOARD CHAIR
Executive Director, Project Outpour
Laura moved to Charlotte in 2020 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Project Outpour, a local nonprofit providing showers and hygiene services to our neighbors in need. She first started working with individuals moving through homelessness while volunteering at a soup kitchen in Dallas, Texas in 2010. Shortly after, she returned to college and earned her Master’s in Public Affairs while transitioning to a career in nonprofit administration. While working at a homeless shelter, she had the opportunity to really get to know the people in the shelter and their stories, and the many unique challenges that come with being without housing. Since then, she has been focusing her efforts on ending homelessness through outreach, developing programs, and raising funds. She believes collaboration between service providers is a key to solving homelessness and she is excited to get more connected to the amazing people doing the work in Charlotte.
2023 HSN BOARD VICE-CHAIR
VP of Unsheltered Services, A ROOF ABOVE
A native of Charlotte, Randall brings a long-time passion for community involvement to Roof Above. His first jump into a life-changing profession began through working with runaway and homeless youth in crisis more than 25 years ago. Since that time, Randall has enjoyed various leadership roles within community organizations, with a focus on philanthropy and fundraising, project management, and programs. Prior to his current position, Randall was Director of Philanthropy for Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. Currently, as Vice President of Engagement at Roof Above, Randall oversees the Day Services Center and volunteerism as well as his roles in weather-related sheltering, and other select projects. Randall’s education includes holding degrees from Appalachian State University (BS Criminal Justice) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Master of Public Administration).