As we wrap up 2023, Safe Harbors prepares to bid farewell to two retiring colleagues. Cathie Jones, Director of Finance and Administration, is heading to Florida after a two-decade career with Safe Harbors. Cathie was here from the beginning, when Safe Harbors was truly a grassroots organization, running operations from the dining room table of our founding executive director and collecting rent for the Cornerstone in a shoebox! Cathie’s intelligence, leadership, integrity, and fierce loyalty to the organization (and to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles!) have taken us from the dining room table to the respected, established non-profit we have become: an organization with a stellar fiscal track record, operational sustainability, and an ever-expanding capacity for growth.

June Henley, Director of Programming, has been using her considerable powers for good at Safe Harbors for over 18 years! June is a tireless advocate for the City of Newburgh and the people in it; she is an inspired and innovative leader who has forged partnerships, collaborations, and connections to deliver increasingly engaging, relevant, reflective, and responsive performing arts and community programming at Safe Harbors.

These two strong, whip-smart women have helped create the solid foundation on which Safe Harbors continues to grow. We are excited for Cathie and June as they embark upon their next adventures, and we look forward to welcoming new colleagues who will bring fresh perspectives to our work as we continue to grow our project, strengthen our mission, and increase our impact on the community we serve.