ELIZABETH– The Union County Human Services Advisory Council announced the election of James W. Horne Jr., president and CEO of United Way of Greater Union County, to a one-year term as chair of the organization.
“It is with great honor that I accept the position as chair of the Union County Human Services Advisory Council,” said Horne. “It is very inspiring to work with the dedicated individuals on this council that are developing programs to improve human services throughout the county.”
“I am very excited to have Mr. Horne leading HSAC,” said outgoing council chair, Janice Chapin. “I look forward to continuing my work with Mr. Horne and other members of the advisory council to help enhance the quality, access and efficiency of human services in our community.
The Union County HSAC is a county-based planning, advisory and advocacy organization dedicated to meeting the human service needs of the county at large. Union County HSAC works to improve communications and coordination between human service providers, funding agents, and the recipients of service. The council’s membership includes representatives from state and county government, private citizens, and nonprofit groups. The council generally meets once a month to discuss the challenges faced by providers of human services in Union County, share best practices, and work to ensure the efficient use of resources.
Horne joined United Way of Greater Union County in 2005 as chief executive officer. Before that he had served as CEO of the United Way of Springfield, Massachusetts and had worked with United Ways in Summit County, Ohio and Eastern Fairfield County, Connecticut. Prior to joining the United Way system, Horne spent 13 years with Sikorsky Aircraft as a production and inventory analyst.
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