Community Resource Exchange is excited to welcome three new board members and new Board Chair.


Community Resource Exchange Announces New Board Leadership, Welcomes Three New Members

November 15, 2018

(New York, NY) — Today Community Resource Exchange announced the election of Brooke Richie-Babbage as Chair of its Board of Directors and the appointment of three new members to the Board at its annual meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Patricia Hewitt, who chaired the Board, will now serve as Treasurer.

“On behalf of the CRE community, I thank Patricia Hewitt for her longstanding commitment to CRE; she has brought her intelligence, understanding, integrity, and compassion to help make us and our clients stronger, and we are thrilled that she will continue serving on the Board,” said Katie Leonberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of CRE. “I also speak on behalf of the Board and all CRE staff in congratulating Brooke on her new role as Chair of the CRE Board. She has a deep understanding of the nonprofit sector and is adept at championing solutions—and will undoubtedly lead us to even greater impact in the coming years.”

“I’m thrilled to be stepping into the role of Board Chair. I have been connected to, and a believer in, CRE for close to a decade,” said Brooke Richie-Babbage. “I’m very much looking forward to continuing to work alongside CRE’s incredible Board and dynamic staff to steward the next stage of high-impact work.”

Over 17 years as a nonprofit leader, policy advocate, and lawyer at social change organizations across the country, Brooke Richie-Babbage founded and led multiple organizations and initiatives, including the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP), where she led as Executive Director for nine years.
Prior to founding RAP, Brooke was a Skadden Fellow, and then a staff attorney specializing in public benefits law and child care policy at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice. Brooke also worked as a health policy advocate at the Children’s Defense Fund-NY, taught the history of poverty law and social policy at Tufts University, and worked as a consultant on welfare policy reform for the Center for Law and Social Policy. She currently is the Director of the Sterling Network at Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, a nonprofit consultant and trainer, and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Baruch Graduate School of Public Affairs, where she teaches graduate and Executive MPA courses on non-profit management and social innovation.

At the annual Board meeting, three new members were appointed:

  • Amer S. Ahmed, a senior litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he represents institutional and individual clients in high-profile litigation matters, ranging from commercial disputes to white-collar defense and defamation claims. Throughout his legal career, he has devoted significant time to pro bono pursuits and the advancement of social sector organizations.
  • Brian T. Daly, a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel in the Investment Management Regulatory & Compliance Group, where he advises a wide variety of private fund managers on regulatory, compliance and operational matters, including registration and disclosure obligations, trading issues, advertising and marketing and compliance programs.
  • Tanya Mújica Keenan, the university campaign director and special advisor at The New School, where she oversees planning and strategic fundraising initiatives and provides counsel and makes recommendations on fundraising best practices, guidelines, and procedures to the chief development officer.

About Community Resource Exchange

CRE is a nonprofit consulting firm that provides the strategies and tools needed to build sustainable, high-performing organizations that improve people’s lives and drive social change. In 2017 we were privileged to work with over 400 nonprofits, with budgets ranging from $100,000 to $200 million, from near start-ups to those with more than 100 years of service. Learn more at


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