Pillars welcomes Martha Baldwin ’99 (Accounting) as the new Crisis Housing director. She officially transitioned into this role on March 1 after previously working as finance director at Pillars since August 2019.
“I feel honored to be given the opportunity to expand upon the important work that Pillars does to serve those in our community who are experiencing homelessness,” said Baldwin. “Pillars is dedicated to its mission of providing shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community. I feel as though my nearly 10 years in serving low-income families in multiple public-school districts, my education in public administration, and my passion for collaboration and connection will help further that mission alongside each of the dedicated members of our team.”
Baldwin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in accounting, received her Master’s Degree in public administration from the University of Colorado, and is a certified public accountant. During her time as finance director, Baldwin improved financial reporting processes at Pillars, rebuilt the budgeting process, implemented a new credit card system, and supported numerous other operations within the organization. As Crisis Housing director, Baldwin will lead the 44-member Crisis Housing team in strategic direction and daily operations, managing resources, and processes to drive the Pillars mission forward.
“Martha has consistently shown the leadership, skill, and passion to serve the Crisis Housing team in this role,” said Joe Mauthe, Pillars Executive Director. “She has a heart for the work we do at Pillars, and I am confident that she will continue to develop our client-focused culture while truly respecting the talent and strengths that each team member brings to this important work.”
Crisis Housing meets immediate needs for individuals and families experiencing homelessness with shelter and resources available at Pillars Adult Shelter, Pillars Adult & Family Shelter, and Pillars Resource Center.