Bath Housing Welcomes Jess Irish

Bath, ME, January 12, 2017– Jess Irish begins serving as Director of Housing in January 2017.  She will serve as a member of the senior leadership team at Bath Housing and work closely with Executive Director Debora Keller. In this new role, Jess oversees the integration of all housing programs and services, including property management, maintenance, and resident services.  She has extensive non-profit leadership experience and a deep commitment to human services.  She most recently worked with GMS in Westbrook, Maine where she served as both the Director of Residential Services and the Director of Operations.  In this capacity, Jess worked to expand not only the Residential Services Department, but also the variety of services available to adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, leading to a growth from 27 to more than 150 individuals supported. Jess worked internally – and with outside agencies and contractors – to ensure staffing, housing, training, and policy needs were met to provide each new service in a quality manner.  Prior to returning to her home state of Maine, Jess worked as a counselor and then as director of adolescent behavioral health homes in the greater Boston area with NFI Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Bath Elementary PTA and is a member of the RSU1 Design Committee for its new high school.
Bath Housing owns and manages affordable housing properties locally serving 166 families. The organization also administers the housing choice voucher program.  For more information, contact Bath Housing, 80 Congress Avenue, Bath ME  04530 by calling 207-443-3116 or via the website at