Sacramento Loaves & Fishes announces new Executive Director

The Sacramento region’s central emergency homeless services provider has hired a new executive director.

Noel Kammermann will start at the helm of Sacramento Loaves & Fishes the week of May 22, according to an email sent to Loaves staff Monday. He will be stepping in for Sister Libby Fernandez, who is stepping down after 11 years to begin a nonprofit of her own.

“Noel has extensive experience working with programs serving those who are experiencing homelessness in the [Northeast] area,” reads the email from board president Norm Fadness.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Kammermann has worked in homeless services at a Connecticut-based organization called Inspirica since 2010, most recently holding the title of Chief Officer of Performance Measurement and Program Effectiveness. Before that he spent seven years working in homeless services in New York City on an employment and education program for Project Renewal.

Kammermann also brings with him a professional history in mental health counseling. Mental health issues and their relation to homelessness have been a central issue to Sacramento’s new mayor Darrell Steinberg.

Sacramento Loaves & Fishes is the largest emergency homeless service provider in the region. Operating on a $6 million budget in 2016, the nonprofit prides itself on taking no money from government entities. They have been a central player in Sacramento’s homelessness discussions for decades.

A representative with Loaves & Fishes was not immediately available for comment.

(This is a developing story)

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