Brendan Shortley, Executive Director

Brendan Shortley’s work with homeless populations began in 1984 in South Florida, through street outreach efforts in the poorest neighborhoods. He serves on the board of the North Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry and the County Commissioners’ Health Care Advisory Board.

He came to Helping Hands as a volunteer in the early years of its humble beginnings at the Salvation Army. He began with patient check-in, processing patients, training volunteers/students, clinic management, and then became Director.