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March 16, 2018

IHA Selects a New President/CEO – Welcome Jodie Ostoich!

Announcement – IHA Selects a New President/CEO!

Contact: Jeff Dunn, Interfaith Housing Alliance Board Chairperson,
or Hugh Gordon, Vice President of Development and Programs,, (301) 662-4225 x1216

After the recent completion of an executive search process, Interfaith Housing Alliance is pleased to name their new President and CEO who will replace Patricia Motter. Ms. Motter will be retiring after leading IHA since 2008. Jodie Ostoich, who has been with Reach of Washington County as their Executive Director for the past 10 years has been named IHA’s new President/CEO. IHA is best known for their work in affordable housing for low to moderate income homeowners. HA is headquartered in Frederick, however their efforts and impact have included affordable housing projects in parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 

IHA’s Executive search committee comprised of current and past Board members worked the last four months to carefully consider and identify Motter’s successor on behalf of the Board. Chair, Jeff Dunn said that there were more than 100 applicants for the job and four strong finalists were identified. Jodie proved to be the best fit for the role which earned her the title of IHA’s new President/CEO. According to Dunn, “Ostoich did an excellent job during the screening and interview process showing us that she had a deep understanding of the importance of affordable housing for individuals, families and communities based on her prior work at Reach. Based on her knowledge, energy, and passion for the job, we are excited to have Jodie lead the next chapter of IHA’s growth and impact in the region. We are confident that Jodie will carry on the excellent work that Tricia has achieved during her tenure.”

Interfaith Housing Alliance was established in 1990 by a group of faith-based volunteers who understood the importance and need for affordable housing in the region. Ostoich will serve as only the third Executive for the organization and officially takes the helm on April 2nd. According to Mr. Dunn, IHA currently employs 17 full and part-time staff with a total budget in excess of $1,800,000.


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