Nonprofit hires executive director


Tendai Masiriri. Courtesy Heartside Ministry

A nonprofit focused on helping the city’s homeless population has named its new executive director.

Grand Rapids-based Heartside Ministry said last month it is “pleased to welcome” Tendai Masiriri to the position.

Masiriri brings expertise in the areas of program development, evaluation and operations to the role.

“I am here for the same reasons most people join Heartside Ministry: to build onto a history of great success in empowering individuals, families and the Heartside community,” Masiriri said.

Masiriri’s background

Masiriri's career in human services spans nearly 26 years.

Most recently, he was responsible for directing interdisciplinary operations for a geriatric health program in Holland.

Previously, he served as VP of global operations at Bethany Christian Services.

Masiriri's also a board member for TrueNorth Community Services.

He holds a master of clinical social work from Indiana University, a master of public administration from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religious studies from Andrews University.

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