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Larry Haynes

Chief Executive Officer

Larry Haynes joined Mercy House in May of 1990 as its original employee, and continues to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition to developing all of Mercy House’s programs, shelters, and housing projects, Larry has also founded several other programs including the Interfaith Shelter Network and Homeless Provider Forum, and has served as a consultant to a variety of cities and non-profit corporations. Larry was one of the co-authors of Orange County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and served on the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness Board of Directors, chairing its Prevention and Outreach committees. He was the Chairman of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program and was a member of Cal State Fullerton’s Community Advisory Board on Homeless Issues, among other commitments. Larry has previously served on many other boards and public task forces, and has with Mercy House, received dozens of recognition awards. He has also been a speaker at numerous local, state, and national workshops and conferences focusing on homeless, housing and leadership issues. Larry was also a long-tenured lay preacher at Trinity Episcopal Church, and an adjunct professor at Vanguard University.

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