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Patricia Hajdu has been named executive director of Shelter House in Thunder Bay. (CBC)

Thunder Bay's drug strategy co-ordinator has been hired as executive director of Shelter House.

Patti Hajdu starts the new job later this month and will replace Cal Rankin, who left the organization earlier this year.

Shelter House provides emergency housing and an alcohol management program.

So far there is no word from Thunder Bay city hall on how it will handle replacing Hajdu as head of the drug strategy program.