Frederick Shack, LMSW, is the CEO of Urban Pathways, a not-for-profit social service and supportive housing organization serving homeless adults in the New York Metropolitan Area. Under his direction, and in support of the Mayor’s plan to reduce homelessness by two-thirds, the organization is working to create 200 new units of affordable, supportive housing for special needs, formerly homeless adults.
Mr. Shack is a founding member of the Tier II Coalition, and served on the steering committee until the Coalition was incorporated, after which he was elected Vice President and served as a member of the policy committee. He was elected President of the Coalition and served as an advisor to the committee responsible for the creation of ASPHA. While President, Mr. Shack worked with the leadership at ASPHA to strengthen the collaboration between the two organizations, resulting in a merged organization – The Council of Homeless Services and Policies. Prior to Urban Pathways, Shack served for fourteen years at HELP USA, most recently as Senior Vice President of Client Services and Public Policy. He is a member of the Boards of the Council on Homeless Policies and Services, The Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies, and the Human Services Council of New York. He serves as a member of the Community Research Advisory Board for the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia School of Social Work. Mr. Shack holds a BA in psychology and an MSW from Rutgers University.