GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 10, 2017 –  Hospitality House, the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, has announced the selection of Nancy Baglietto as its new executive director.  Nancy will fill the vacancy created by founder Cindy Maple’s departure in June 2016. The selection was made after a state-wide search and selection process, involving members of local law enforcement, Grass Valley city council, Nevada County behavioral health, Hospitality House board and management staff.

“Nancy is just the kind of experienced leader we need,” explains architect Robert Wallis, Hospitality House Board Chair.  “She has served nonprofits at all levels including client, operations, fundraising, and executive, allowing her to bring a breadth of perspective and a deep sense of commitment to helping our homeless neighbors. ”

An experienced executive leader and manager with an outstanding track record of delivering results, Baglietto is currently serving as executive director for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), located in the Bay Area. At FAAS, her accomplishments include negotiating a budgetary contract with the city for ongoing support. Baglietto demonstrates a remarkable capacity to galvanize effective coalitions, an approach the Hospitality House Board deems critical in expanding relationships with city and county agencies and the community.

For the previous 13 years, Baglietto honed her development and operational efforts at the Regional Parks Foundation within the East Bay Regional Parks District. Nancy rooted her career in social services, with the first nine years of her working life spent as a case manager and development director for the Shelter Network of San Mateo County. Nancy holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

Baglietto begins as Hospitality House executive director on Saturday, April 1. Community members are invited to a “Meet and Greet” immediately before the Hospitality House Empty Bowl benefit on April 1, 11:30-noon and 4:30-5pm at Peace Lutheran Church. Baglietto lives in Nevada City, CA with her husband, Ken.

About Hospitality House: The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. Find more information about Hospitality House at