About Sally Luken

 

Creating Resilient Initiatives Built to Last
Luken Solutions brings to every engagement, a seasoned perspective honed by more than 25 years of relevant experience and a comprehensive understanding of emerging trends to solve the most complex societal problems, from affordable housing and homelessness to behavioral health and criminal justice.

Luken Solution’s unobtrusive and seamless approach has earned the respect and admiration of her clients and funders. It combines a deep understanding of organizational structures and strategies with unparalleled knowledge of the complexities of housing and human services programs funding and resources.

At its core, Luken Solutions is a consensus builder with a unique ability to bring partners together and create resilient, collaborative initiatives built to last.
Challenging the status quo has proven to be a valuable asset for Sally Luken, a pragmatic and passionate expert who has built an organization with a relentless drive, unabashed optimism and strong capabilities to strengthen the capacity of local governments and nonprofits to reach their goals.

About Sally
Luken, founder and president of Luken Solutions, is known nationally for her success in achieving a high degree of efficiency, effectiveness and financial stability for her clients and their programs.

In every leadership position that she has held, Luken has been able to leverage each organization’s strengths and address its weaknesses to empower underperforming nonprofits to achieve their full potential. As the former director of the Ohio office of the national nonprofit, CSH, Luken spearheaded a successful statewide effort to expand supportive housing, reduce recidivism and end homelessness. As a result, she received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing.

While at CSH, she also led a groundbreaking, research-based initiative, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Urban Institute and a network of nonprofits across Ohio, to provide supportive housing to hundreds of formerly incarcerated disabled individuals.

Luken received her Master’s degree in public policy and nonprofit management from The Ohio State University. She is an approved HUD technical assistance consultant and a trained NeighborWorks faculty member. She also has received advanced training in property management and healthcare for people with behavioral health issues.

Sally Liken is the consummate professional. She was able to facilitate the collaboration of a variety of stakeholders that made the initiative that much more successful.

- Diane Cilento, United Housing Connections
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