HELP USA Executive Leadership Team
Thomas Hameline, Ph.D., President & CEO
Dr. Hameline was appointed President & CEO of HELP USA in 2011. He joined the organization in 1995 as a family therapist responsible for delivering clinical services and for developing new supportive services for homeless families. Subsequently, he implemented HELP’s job training programs, oversaw the growth of the organization’s domestic violence and veterans services, and has been responsible for the organization’s expansion into New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. At present, he oversees an organization with 1,200 employees who provide services at more than 50 locations across multiple states.
Dr. Hameline is a licensed psychologist with post-doctoral certification in family and couples therapy from the Ackerman Institute; he has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining HELP, he was a supervising psychologist and a member of the psychology training faculty at the Jewish Board for Family and Children’s Services and also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU Medical Center.
George Nashak, Executive Vice President
Mr. Nashak oversees the operations of the organization’s $100 million portfolio of housing and supportive services. Before joining HELP in 2012, he served as Deputy Commissioner for Adult Services at the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) where he was responsible for the single adult shelter system, street homelessness services, and the re-housing of homeless adults. He previously served as Assistant Commissioner for Housing and Program Planning at DHS, where he worked on the development and implementation of the New York/New York III Agreement as well as other initiatives to develop permanent housing options for homeless clients. Prior to working at DHS, he served as Vice President of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and directed the Strategic Planning Bureau of the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services.
Joseph Gallo, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gallo joined HELP USA in 2003. As CFO, he manages over 30 staff members and is responsible for the management reporting system, financial controls, accounting, budget, and cash management functions of an organization with annual revenue in excess of $100 million. Prior to joining HELP, Mr. Gallo was the CFO of a medical transportation company and General Manager of its largest operation. He managed over 700 employees, established financial and budgetary controls over decentralized operations, successfully negotiated numerous equity financings, and restructured all of the Company’s debt. Mr. Gallo has also served as Treasurer of a $4 billion service company, as Assistant Treasurer and Director of Auditing of a Fortune 500 international manufacturer, and as Senior Audit Manager with a “Big 4” public accounting firm.
Missy Flower, Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Flower joined HELP USA in 2017. As Chief Administrative Officer, she oversees the Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Audit and Compliance departments. Prior to joining HELP, Ms. Flower was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Investment Banking division of the Americas region at Credit Suisse, where she worked for eighteen years. In that role she supervised more than 200 employees and consultants, managed an outsourcing portfolio valued at $12.5 million, and led the implementation of numerous global strategic projects. She also previously served as Credit Suisse’s Global Head of Travel and Transportation Services, where she led a team of 150 professionals located around the world and managed a program budget of more than $250 million.
Ms. Flower holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Rob Walsh, Executive Director, HELP USA Fund
Mr. Walsh joined HELP USA in 2016. He leads the HELP USA Fund, and is responsible for all private fundraising, special events, social media, and public relations for the organization. Before joining HELP, Walsh served for 12 years as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services during the Bloomberg administration. He also served as a Distinguished Lecturer and Faculty Director of Baruch College’s Executive Master of Public Administration Program. Prior to returning to the City, Walsh served as President of Charlotte Center City Partners in North Carolina. Before that, he led the Union Square Partnership in NYC for eight years, where he played an instrumental role in the neighborhood’s revitalization. He began his career in public service as a New York City Urban Fellow, a program he later directed.
Mr. Walsh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Fordham University. He also participated in the Senior Executive Program in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.