The East House board of directors selected Kim Brumber as the organization’s president and CEO, effective Jan. 7, 2019.
Brumber will lead efforts to provide quality housing and recovery support services to people facing the challenges of mental health and substance use disorders.
She has a background in nonprofit leadership and strategic planning, combined with real estate development. Brumber previously served as president and CEO of Volunteers of America Upstate New York, and CEO of NeighborWorks Rochester. Under her 15 years of leadership, NeighborWorks grew from a $500,000 operating budget with a staff of eight to over $2.5 million and a staff of 22.
Brumber led the merger of four NeighborWorks organizations to create a sustainable business model for small community development organizations. The East House board sought a proven leader who could build upon the successes and programs already in place.
“After an extensive search and interviews, we believe Kim Brumber has the experience and skills necessary to lead the executive team, work effectively with community partners and supporters, drive measurable impact, and build strategically to ensure the continued growth of East House,” said Andrew Dollinger, board chairman.
The Byron native received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John Fisher College, and completed the Achieving Excellence Executive Leadership program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
“I have always been driven by a desire to lead transformation, whether that be of a house, a neighborhood, an organization or the staff that works with me,” Brumber said. “I am so honored to be leading the East House team, who has helped thousands of people in recovery to transform their lives.”