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Humanim names Plavier-Truitt new president, CEO

Maryland-based nonprofit Humanim Tuesday announced Cindy Plavier-Truitt as its new president and CEO.

Cindy Plavier-Truitt new president and CEO of Maryland-based Humanim. (Submitted photo)

Cindy Plavier-Truitt, new president and CEO of Maryland-based Humanim. (Submitted photo)

Plavier-Truitt, an experienced leader in the organization’s human service, workforce development and behavioral health programming, succeeds Henry Posko, the organization’s longtime CEO who retired in September. The search for a CEO was led by a five-member Board Transition Committee headed by David Eberhardt, Humanim’s immediate past board chair.

Plavier-Truitt has worked at Humanim for 32 years and had been serving as interim CEO following her predecessor’s retirement, leading Humanim’s strategic plan implementation amid challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Humanim is a diverse organization that supports and empowers individuals who face social or economic challenges, by building pathways to economic equity, opportunity and independence. The organization offers dozens of programs in the areas of Human Services, Workforce Development, Youth Services and Social Enterprise. Based in Columbia, the organization is active in Baltimore City and many other parts of the state, as well as Delaware.

Plavier-Truitt began her career at Humanim in an entry-level job coach position and has since created and led major initiatives across all of Humanim’s programs and divisions, including human services, workforce development, clinical services and social enterprise.

She has served for 17 years as an officer at Humanim during a period in which the organization grew significantly Plavier-Truitt helped lead Humanim’s award-winning renovation of the American Brewery Building, during which she established and oversaw the organization’s Baltimore regional operations, as well as the launch of its social enterprise division. She was also a founding member of Humanim’s Inclusiveness Committee and racial equity journey and continues to play a pivotal role in the organization’s equity initiatives.

Plavier-Truitt is a graduate of Leadership Howard County and Leadership Maryland and was inducted into the Maryland Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence. She is currently a commissioner on the Baltimore City Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission and a member of the board of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, with a focus on employment and training opportunities.

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