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Interfaith CEO Wins Fran Aleshire Leadership Award

Greg Anglea, the chief executive officer of Interfaith Community Services, was honored with the Fran Aleshire Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership and regional involvement at the San Diego North Economic Development Council’s annual North County Excellence in Economic Development Awards Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7.

The Leadership North County Alumni Network presents the Fran Aleshire Leadership Award each year to a graduate of the program who, in the spirit of community leader Fran Aleshire, exhibits the characteristics of great leadership. Individuals are nominated by their peers.

“Dr. Aleshire had a vision for a network of connected, informed and engaged community leaders working in partnership to strengthen our communities,” Anglea said. “Cal State San Marcos’ Leadership North County program brings that vision to life for new leaders each year. It’s truly an honor to be recognized for the good work Interfaith Community Services has been able to accomplish, in a way I believe would make Dr. Aleshire proud. The Leadership North County Network helped Interfaith Community Services work throughout the community last year to end and prevent homelessness for 1,198 of our neighbors, and supports our new goal to end and prevent homelessness for another 2,019 people by the end of 2019.”

Anglea has served as Interfaith’s CEO since 2014. During that time, he has overseen the creation of the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center, a recuperative care program for homeless exiting hospitals; the launch of a new regional system of care for all people experiencing homelessness, bringing together more than 30 community agencies in partnership; the opening of Haven House, North County’s first year-round emergency homeless shelter for both men and women; and the launch of recovery and wellness programs to address addiction and mental health issues.

Anglea first joined Interfaith in 2006 as a volunteer coordinator and faith liaison, and he went on to serve as the director of development for five years. He also has been the director of major gifts at Cal State San Marcos.

Anglea holds a master’s degree from the University of San Diego in leadership and nonprofit management and a bachelor’s from UC San Diego in political science.

Past recipients of the Fran Aleshire Leadership Award include:

2017: Chuck Matthews, director of North Coastal and North Inland Regions for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

2016: Cheryl Broom, president of Interact Communications

2015: Kevin Holt, retired superintendent of San Marcos Unified School District

2014: Brenda Hall, director of North County Professional Development Federation

2013: Raye Clendening, civil rights advocate and educator

2012: Don Stump, executive director of North County Lifeline

2011: Gina McBride, owner of McBride Financial Advisory

2010: Beckie Garrett, former governing board member of the San Marcos Unified School District

2009: Julie Wright, president and founder of (W)right On Communications

2008: Jim Desmond, City of San Marcos mayor

2007: Mark Moore, retired Marine Corps Major General

2006: Lori Holt Pfeiler, former City of Escondido mayor, current president and CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity

2005: Ramona Finnila, former City of Carlsbad councilmember, former board member of Tri-City Healthcare District

Leadership North County is a comprehensive leadership program that fosters the growth of community leaders who will serve as catalysts in building a stronger region. Visit the Leadership North County website for more information.

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