New Executive Director Press Release Submission - FoxChapel

New Executive Director Press Release Submission

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 2:57 PM

Good Afternoon,

I’m hoping the Fox Chapel Herald can publish the attached photo and press release included below about Sojourner House’s new executive director, De’netta Benjamin-Miller.  Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks in advance for your support.


Lindsey Hayakawa

Development & Communications Coordinator

Sojourner House

P: (412) 441-7783 ext. 105


Pittsburgh, PA – Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS announced today the appointment of De’netta Benjamin-Miller as Executive Director. Ms. Benjamin-Miller steps into the role on Oct. 14, 2019. The boards of both Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS recognize Susan Orr, Interim Executive Director and current Director of Development, for her service during the transition.

The hiring of Ms. Benjamin-Miller is a result of a recruitment and hiring effort led by Nonprofit Talent. Ms. Benjamin-Miller most recently served as Familylinks, Director of Behavioral Health. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters of Social Work from University of Pittsburgh and Bachelor of Arts from Central State University.

“De’netta’s clinical experience and passion for trauma-informed care, combined with her demonstrated leadership ability and desire to positively impact the community we live in, made her really stand out as the best leader to continue the mission of Sojourner House. We are so excited to see the impact she will have on the entire Sojourner House community,” said Christie Smith, President of the Board of Directors.

A Homewood resident who grew up in the Lincoln-Larimer neighborhood, Ms. Benjamin-Miller is passionate about the missions of both organizations and familiar with the work the organizations do in the community. Ms. Benjamin-Miller brings over 10 years of management experience and 18 years of experience as a behavioral health clinician. “I look forward to serving the clients and staff of the Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS. This is truly an honor,” said Ms. Benjamin-Miller.


About Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS

Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS (Mentoring, Opportunity, Motivation, and Spirituality) provide compassionate, faith-based residential recovery services to mothers and children in the Pittsburgh area.  The organizations help addicted mothers learn to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and chemical abuse while rebuilding damaged relationships with their children.  Sojourner House believes women can shatter the chains of addiction and hopelessness when surrounded by what means most to them: their children. For more information, please visit