Shelter of Flint appoints Linda Bielskis CEO and president

The Board of Directors of Shelter of Flint announces the permanent appointment of Linda Bielskis to the
position of president and CEO for the Shelter of Flint.

Long-time shelter board member and former chair, Linda Bielskis joined Shelter of Flint on an interim basis
March 2nd of this year as part of the transition plan after the retirement of Anne Grantner.

“As we move forward in these uncertain times, the board is fully committed to the future and success of the
shelter”, said Michael Burnett, board chair.

“While there has been much change over this last year, both related to COVID and otherwise, there is more work yet to do in order to ensure that the strength and services of the shelter are secure well into the future,” Burnett added. “With Linda Bielskis’s permanent appointment, we are confident that we have a path forward for this future.”

Linda Bielskis has spent the last 25 years working for non-profit social service organizations and was most
recently the president/CEO of Unified HIV Health and Beyond. Having worked in many roles for a variety of
organizations, she has developed her skill set through direct care prevention and counseling positions,
supervisory and development roles and in various leadership positions.

Bielskis earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and management at Central Michigan University and
her master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Houston. She continued her education at Baker College in Flint, earning a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare.

Additionally, having a passion for the dynamics of workforce culture and its impact on service delivery
outcomes, Bielskis has pursued ongoing training, education and application in the areas of nonprofit leadership, governance, transition management and work culture dynamics. She is a past chair of the Genesee County Continuum of Care and of the Committee to End Homelessness.

“I’m happy to now be a permanent addition to this organization as we work to end homelessness,” said
Bielskis. “I’m grateful to our board of directors for the appointment and their leadership, and to our dynamic
management team and dedicated frontline staff for all they do, every day, to ensure those families in our
community who are experiencing homelessness have somewhere to turn.”

Shelter of Flint has been in operation since 1983, integrating programs and services with safe, affordable
housing to help low income and homeless individuals and families achieve independence and stability.
For more details about Shelter of Flint, visit

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