The Board of Directors of Eddy House, the central intake and assessment facility for homeless and at-risk youth in Northern Nevada, have appointed Diaz Dixon as its new CEO, effective immediately.
Before joining the Eddy House, Dixon served as CEO for STEP2 for 14 years and was instrumental in building the multi-million-dollar campus. STEP2 is nationally known for being one of the most effective treatment programs in the country for families. Before STEP2, he was on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as the Treasurer of Nevada Academic Appointment Diversity and Publicity Taskforce (AADAPT) and consulted for the Cultural Competency and Diversity Network in Washington, DC under President Bush’s New Freedom Initiative. Apart from his community service work, Dixon was also the University Assistant Athletic Director for the University of Nevada, Reno.
“I am honored to join the Eddy House and serve the youth in our community,” said Dixon. “I am looking forward to opening our new 24-hour facility. To address the homeless issue in our city, our new 16,000-square-foot facility will offer 50 overnight beds with a few more for emergencies.”
Dixon has a bachelor’s from the University of Nevada, Reno and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa.