David Sinski

Executive Director of Heartland Human Care Services and Vice President of Heartland Alliance

Mr. Sinski is the Executive Director of Heartland Human Care Services and Vice President of Heartland Alliance. In this position, he oversees Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) and is committed to ending poverty through a wide range of programs aimed at ensuring safety, stability and pathways for long term success to over 500,000 persons each year primarily in Illinois and Michigan.

Mr. Sinski leads a team committed to human rights and delivering programming and advocacy related to poverty reduction through contextualized literacy; vocational literacy/English as a Second Language; a continuum of housing services from homeless prevention to supportive housing, housing and residential services for adults, youth, families and seniors, and unaccompanied immigrant youth; resettlement for refugees; health education, wellness and prevention, and substance abuse counseling; and counseling and safety planning for survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, or sexual assault.

Mr. Sinski joined Heartland in October 2012 with more than 20 years of experience in youth development and community-based programming. At After School Matters, he spent eleven years in various capacities including Chief Officer of Strategy & Innovation, Senior Program Director and Executive Director. Prior to that assignment, he served as Director of Youth Development Programs at Alternatives, Inc. Before joining Alternatives Inc., Mr. Sinski worked for Mujeres Latinas en Acción, delivering programs that addressed domestic violence, parenting, youth development, immigration issues and leadership development.

In addition to serving as Board Chair of the Adler University Board of Trustees, Mr. Sinski has also served as Co-Chair of the Board for the Youth Leadership Institute in San Francisco, California, is the current Chair of the Public Services Committee for the City of Chicago’s Community Development Advisory Committee and he is a member of the Partner Agency Council of the United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants. Mr. Sinski is a Chicago Community Trust Fellow, Class of 2014, received a B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and has practiced as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois.

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