Vinnie Quayle Retires, New Executive Director Named

Gerard J. Joab appointed executive director of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

 Baltimore,MD, Nov. 3, 2011 –  St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerard J. Joab as Executive Director, succeeding Vincent P. Quayle, the organization’s founder and long time director.  Joab will assume his duties December 5, 2011.

 ABaltimorenative, Joab served as Executive Director ofNewarkand Jersey City (NJ) Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for the past seventeen years.  While there, he led that organization’s growth into the area’s leading facilitator and provider of community development and affordable housing financing services.  Previously he served as Executive Director for the Donald Jackson Neighborhood Corporation inNewarkand developed their first 87 units of affordable housing for low-income families. 

 Jane A. Wilson, St. Ambrose Board of Directors Chair said, “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Gerard Joab heading the organization as we move into new territory as only St. Ambrose’s second Executive Director in over 40 years.  Gerard’s broad experience in community development and affordable housing in challenging environments will be invaluable in helping us make a successful transition to new leadership and continue to build St. Ambrose’s record of exceptional service to low income residents of  Baltimore.”


St. Ambrose Housing is Baltimore’s oldest nonprofit housing provider and has served more than 100,000 residents since its founding in 1968.  St. Ambrose offers an innovative and evolving set of services and programs from its offices on the north side ofBaltimore, but serves individuals and families from throughout the metropolitan area. These services range from traditional nonprofit services like rental services, housing development and homeownership counseling to the urgently needed foreclosure prevention program and its innovative homesharing program.


3 thoughts on “Vinnie Quayle Retires, New Executive Director Named”

  1. Vinnie,
    Congratulations on your Irish honors and thank God for all of your great ministry. You may not remember me but i was your sister Pat’s parish priest in New Jersey many years ago. What a lovely woman she was. She died much too early. I saw you once or twice. at her home in Somerset.Now I am at St. Mary’s Seminary here in Roland Park. Jesuit Father Bill Miller has become a good friend.
    Ed Griswold

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