Friends House in Rosehill Names New Executive Director

Roger Harry, Chairman, Board of Directors, announced today that Annie Soriano, Friends House former Clinical Director, has been named as its new Executive Director.

New York, NY, June 12, 2008 --( Friends House in Rosehill is pleased to announce the appointment of Annie Soriano as the Agency's new Executive Director.

Friends House in Rosehill, a New York City based organization which provides supportive housing and clinical services for people with HIV/AIDS, announced the promotion today of its Clinical Director, Annie Soriano, to the Agency's Executive Director position. Ms. Soriano was selected following a thorough executive search process.

"As a New York City nonprofit serving people with HIV/AIDS, Friends House requires a combination of vision, compassion and management expertise in its leader," said Roger J. Harry, President of the Board of Directors. "Annie has worked hard and contributed greatly to the day to day operations at Friends House. As a direct result of her efforts, we have enhanced the quality of services to our residents," continued Mr. Harry.

As Executive Director, Ms. Soriano will be responsible for leading the operational, strategic, development and clinical efforts of Friends House and will report to its ten member Board of Directors. Friends House is a congregate supportive residence for fifty men and women living with HIV/AIDS who were formerly homeless or marginally housed.

For the past four years, Ms. Soriano has served as Clinical Director. She brings a 20 year background in non-profit program management and clinical service delivery to the position. Her doctoral studies were in the field of educational leadership, and she also holds a Masters degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from Fordham University, Annie's diversified portfolio includes work with many different constituencies. Her career has been dedicated to advancing the cause of special needs --- to creating programs and services and advocating for policies that elevate the well being of children, families, and adults. She has served on advisory committees and has worked with New York City and State legislators to support the handicapped, the working poor and the needs of children and adults.

"I've been drawn to Friends House because of its commitment and dedication to people with HIV/AIDS," said Ms. Soriano. "I am grateful at having been selected as its next Executive Director. It is an exciting time in the evolution of Friends House and I look forward to working with our Board, staff, and residents and devoting my energies to the mission of Friends House, "continued Ms. Soriano.


Melanie Norden, Director of Development
Friends House in Rosehill
212-995-5000, x 118 (phone)
212-995-3517 (fax)
Friends House
Melanie Norden
212-995-5000, x 118