Torres Shelter gets new chief

Montgomery, a 17-year human-services veteran, takes executive director post

The Torres Community Shelter has announced that it has a new executive director, Brad Montgomery (pictured), who is already on the job.

According to a press release, Montgomery has a 17-year background in human services and nonprofit administration. Most recently, he served as executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Milwaukee. He has also worked with the developmentally disabled and is experienced in government-assistance programs and federal entitlement through his work as a health-care advocate at Community Advocates in Milwaukee.

“The Torres Shelter needed a leader with the management experience and the compassion necessary for serving people who are homeless,” said Patrick Conklin, a member of its board of directors. “Brad has what the shelter is looking for.”

Montgomery’s biggest job will be to bring in funding, especially in the wake of the recent loss of a major federal grant.